The school works in close conjunction with the Social Services Department to ensure that the requirements of the Children Act are being complied with.¬† The Child Protection Officers for the Senior School are Mr Curran and Mrs Hayes and, for the Junior School and Sunny Hill, Mr Boyer and Miss McLoughlin (Junior School only), who are trained appropriately.¬† Regular training for all staff takes place, and key senior staff and governors are trained in safer recruitment procedures.
The school has a detailed policy with regard to Child Protection.¬† Below is a summary of the rationale and aims of the policy only.¬† The full policy can be read by following this¬ link.
Although incidents requiring the implementation of the Child Protection Policy are very rare at Silcoates, it is vital that all staff, both teaching and support staff, are fully aware of the school’s policy and of the action they should take if a child protection situation arises.
The aims of the Child Protection Policy are:
- To create a happy, well-ordered and caring community;
- To raise awareness among all staff, both teaching and support staff, about issues relating to child protection;
- To inform staff about the actions they should take if a child protection situation arises.