Safeguarding and child protection
School commitment to safeguarding
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools form part of the wider safeguarding system for children and should work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
New Park Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils and recognises the part that all staff, governors and volunteers have in protecting them from harm.
We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way. We recognise that school may provide the only stability in the lives of children who have been abused or who are at risk of harm and that whilst at school, their behaviour may be
challenging. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.
We recognise that abuse and neglect can result in underachievement. We strive to ensure that all our children make good educational progress.
Our Designated Senior Person for child protection is Mr Mold, Head Teacher.
The Deputy Designated Senior Persons are Mr Harrison and Ms Ball, Deputy Head Teachers.
The governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs Ashby, NSAT Director.
You can contact any of the above on the main school telephone number.
Child Protection Policy
Our Child Protection Policy may be found on our Key Information pages: