At St Mary’s C.E (A) Primary School we recognise our legal duty under s175 Education Act 2002 and the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts. We take seriously our responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all pupils. This organisation recognises that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations. These procedures aim to provide a framework which ensures that all our practice in regard to safeguarding children is consistent with the stated values and procedures that underpin all work with children and young people.
Where there is a safeguarding issue, the school will work in accordance with the principles outlined in the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board Inter-agency child protection procedures.
Child Sexual Exploitation Statement
Every child has the right to be protected from harm. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. When a child or young person is exploited they are given things (gifts, money, affection) in exchange for performing sexual activities. Children are tricked into believing they are in a loving and consensual relationship. This is called ‘grooming’. Anybody can be a perpetrator of CSE no matter their age, gender or race.
Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Clare Hill
The latest KCSIE document is available via this link.