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Safeguarding, Child Protection and Early Help

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

 

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

 

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

All employees and professional visitors of Greasley Beauvale Primary School have a legal responsibility to ensure that every individual child in school is safeguarded in line with School Policy.  Mrs Chambers, Mrs Bates and Mrs Barrowcliffe are the school's named "Designated Persons for Safeguarding" and are responsible for both the safeguarding of all pupils and the management of concerns raised about individual pupils. 

Greasley Beauvale Primary School recognises that providing "Early Help" is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. "Early Help" means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life. 

When considering concerns raised about a child, the National Assessment Framework is used:

 

In addition to policies on the "Policies" page of this website, the following links and documents will provide further information and advice. 

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