Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

The Reginald Mitchell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Parents can feel confident that procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children. We have two designated members of staff with a school Governor with special responsibility for Child Protection. CRB checks are processed for all adults including staff, volunteers and parent helpers. All staff receive Child Protection training. Staff hope that parents and children will feel free to talk about any concerns or worries which may affect educational progress and that they will see the school as a safe place.

All children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Parents will normally be consulted and their consent obtained before any referral is made to an outside agency under the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. However staff cannot guarantee to consult parents first or to keep children’s concerns confidential if referral must be made to the appropriate agencies in order to safeguard the child’s welfare.