Central England Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our pupils and in order to achieve this we use a number of different systems, policies and procedures. We also have thorough staff training to ensure that all pupils are safe in line with the below.
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. 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.