In the interest of Safeguarding children, there may be occasions when the school has to consult other agencies without parent's prior knowledge. The school's first concern is the child's welfare and the school has a duty to protect the child at all times. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social care and/or the police.
We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances, but we can only assure you that we follow the procedures laid down by the Coventry Safeguarding Board, a copy of which is available in school, as is a copy of our own school policy.
Please click here to see read the school's Safeguarding Policy.
The person with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is the headteacher, Mrs Zoe Richards (02476 637381)
The member of the Governing Body with responsibility for safeguarding is the Chair of Governors Carol Blair
Further advice on Safeguarding matters can also be obtained from:
Coventry Safeguarding Partnership
First Response Team 0800 1313126
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), for allegations against staff: Lavona Brown at LADO@coventry.gcsx.gov.uk
tel: 024 7683 3443 (direct line)