In recognition of the key role that School plays in the life of a child, we aim to create an environment in which those who study and work here feel both safe and protected. As each member of staff has a contribution to make in helping to create that environment, all have a duty of care towards the young people in our school community and therefore a responsibility to promote and safeguard their welfare. School’s Child Protection Policy clearly identifies the welfare of the child as being of paramount importance; and protection from harm as a key and agreed principle. In line with the Department of Education guidelines, the Child Protection Policy contains details on recognising possible signs of child abuse; specifies clear procedures to follow in the event of a concern expressed or a report received; and provides a code of professional conduct for all staff working in School.
DESIGNATED TEACHER Miss L Heggarty
DEPUTY DESIGNATED TEACHER Mr S Thompson
Parents are invited to contact the Designated Teacher or the Deputy Designated Teacher, in the first instance, should they wish to report a child protection concern. Mrs Dickson, the Principal, will initiate and take responsibility for appropriate action, including possible referral to outside agencies.
For a Department of Education information leaflet on Child Protection in Education please click on the following link