We would also like to reassure you that we rarely share information with other agencies about your child without first speaking to you.
Even if we make the difficult decision that we need to speak to Social Care about your child, we will always undertake to share our intention to do so with you, unless we deem that to do so could put the child at greater risk of harm, or impede a criminal investigation.
We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances but we can only reassure you that we follow the procedures required by Worcestershire Safeguarding Children's Board.
Mrs Gittins is the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school. Mrs Palfreyman and Mrs Cooper are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads and are also trained to deal with any child protection issues in Mrs Gittins’ absence. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Gittins should you have a worry or concern regarding a child protection or safeguarding issue.
Safeguarding Children Information for Parents and Carers
The link below gives further Safeguarding information from Worcestershire County Council on people to contact for advice, support services, events in the area and useful websites.
Early Intervention Family Support
Early Intervention Family Support can help families and schools in many ways. They offer guidance and advice on behaviour issues, routines and boundaries, health concerns and bullying, .
Parents who feel they would benefit from support can complete the referral form in the link below. Referrals can also be made from professionals. Further advice can be sought from the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Gittins,
Operation Encompass is a process whereby the Police and County Council will inform a member of staff at school if a child or young person has experienced any domestic incident. Information sharing between professional agencies allows school staff to provide emotional and practical support to pupils experiencing domestic abuse.
Educate Against Hate
The website link below gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.