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Safeguarding Overview

Keeping children safe is the responsibility of everyone and is the top priority for all of our staff. 

 

As Professionals working with children we need to be aware of the risks some children meet in their everyday lives. The key areas of risk are: physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. We must recognise our important role and our responsibility to recognise children at risk.

Our aim is to ensure a safe, secure environment for all children in our care.

 

Children on occasions can disclose information about events in their lives to an adult in school. If the nature of the disclosure warrants it, staff members have the legal obligation to inform the Child Protection team within Social Services of the child’s disclosure. Although all members of staff have this responsibility, it is typically the Designated Safeguarding Officers who would make a referral to Social Services.  The Designated Safeguarding Officers are  Mrs Parietti, Mr Kilbane and Mrs Juna. The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Dr Richard Coates.    

 

If you have a safeguarding concern, in the first instance you should try to notify a Designated Safeguarding Officer.  If they are unavailable, please speak to any other member of staff or alternatively email:  safeguarding@stmichaels.reading.sch.uk