Safeguarding & Child Protection
St Ebbe’s C.E. Aided Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on the Policies and Procedures page of our website.
We recognise that all matters relating to child protection are confidential, and we take steps to protect information about children by only sharing information with colleagues on a ‘need-to-know’ basis. However, all our staff have a professional duty to share inforView Pagemation with other agencies in order to safeguard children. We will always undertake to share our intention to refer a child to Social Care with their parents/carers unless doing so could put the child at greater risk of harm, or impede an investigation. We take our lead from Social Care staff in these circumstances.
Worried about a child?
If you are worried about a child, you can speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads directly. Members of the public who have concerns about a child or want advice can also contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling: 0808 800 500.
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Our Designated Lead for Safeguarding is Ms Sue Whidborne, supported by Mrs Tina Farr (Headteacher).
|Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Sue Whidborne
Mrs Tina Farr (Headteacher)
Mrs Clare Whyles
Ms Anna Bristow
Ms Tanya Mullins-Studholme
Child Criminal Exploitation
Child exploitation refers to the use of children for someone else’s advantage, gratification or profit often resulting in unjust, cruel and harmful treatment of the child. These activities are to the detriment of the child’s physical or mental health, education, moral or social-emotional development. It covers situations of manipulation, misuse, abuse, victimisation, oppression or ill-treatment. This video for parents explains more.