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Safeguarding

Brooke School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

  • All visitors must sign in at reception and may be requested to show identification at any time.
  • All staff, trustees, volunteers and regular visitors have enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and qualification checked where relevant.
  • Stephen Garside (Headteacher) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the school.
  • Vanessa Gilbert, Rachel Chattaway, Selina Crinigan, Hannah Gibson, Heather Witherington, Abi Clifford-Hensby, Zoe Barnard and Lauren Kamieniecki are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's) for the school. 
  • Heather Witherington is a qualified Social Worker who works with the Headteacher to moderate whole school policies and procedures.

 

The school has a Safeguarding Children Policy and other procedures in place which are included in the Policies section below. Other relevant policies can also be found in the policies section of this website. All staff must ensure that they are aware of these policies and procedures. 

 

Under the Education Act 2002 (Section Section 157), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.  Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary.  This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay.  The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.  Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded.  Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.

Paper copies of the school policies are available from the school on request. Please email admin7023@welearn365.com to request a copy.

MASH

People in Warwickshire are safeguarded from harm, receiving the services they need, at the right time, effectively and efficiently. The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police, National Health Service(NHS) and other key partner agencies working together to safeguard children, young people and adults.

 

The MASH will deal with new safeguarding concerns, where someone is concerned about the safety or well-being of a child or adult, or thinks they might be at risk of harm. For example,a teacher may believe that one of their pupils is at risk of harm at home, or a doctor may think an older person is being neglected.

Within the MASH, information from different agencies will be collated and used to decide what action to take. As a result, the agencies will be able to act quickly in a co-ordinated and consistent way, ensuring that children and adults are kept safe. The MASH will involve representatives from the Warwickshire County Council Social Services, Police, Health, Probation and other key agencies working together in the same location. There are also links to other key services and agencies.

 

You can contact the MASH on 01926 414144 or at mash@warwickshire.gcsx.gov.uk or click here

 

 

Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools/Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.’

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