Child protection and safeguarding policy

Hillary Primary fully recognises its responsibilities for child safeguarding which is broader than child protection.

All children have a right not to be abused and to be protected from abuse and neglect; therefore child safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone in the school. In Hillary Primary School we are committed to creating an environment in which children are safe from abuse and in which any suspicion of abuse is responded to promptly and appropriately. The wellbeing of children in Hillary Primary care takes precedence over any other consideration.  It is the clear responsibility of all those involved in Hillary Primary school to adopt good practice throughout their work

Our school follows the child protection procedures as defined by Walsall Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB www.wlscb.org.uk  ) and multi agency threshold guidance. We work with partners to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.

This policy applies to all staff, volunteers and visitors to our school as safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Our belief is that “it could happen here” and we have the interest of the children as our priority.

All staff (this includes volunteers) are aware of the safeguarding procedures in our school and these are explained to as part of staff induction.

 This includes:

  • Our school's child protection and safeguarding policy
  • Our school's staff behaviour policy (or code of conduct)
  • Details of the designated safeguarding leads and their role

A copy of Part one of Keeping children safe in education September 2016 should be provided to staff at induction, plus Annex A of the guidance. 

For a full copy of the policy, please download here: