Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
All employees and professional visitors of Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School have a legal responsibility to ensure that every individual child in school is safeguarded in line with School Policy.
Mrs McGrenaghan and Mrs Gascoigne are the school's named "Designated Persons for Safeguarding" and are responsible for both the safeguarding of all pupils and the management of concerns raised about individual pupils.
Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School recognises that providing "Early Help" is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. "Early Help" means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life.
When considering concerns raised about a child, the National Assessment Framework is used:
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The Board is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and ensure the effectiveness of what they do.