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Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Shawfield Primary School recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities. This means that we have a Child  Protection and Safeguarding Policy which describes the procedures we have in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. The policy is available for parents and carers to read on the school website or from the school office on request.

Sometimes when there are concerns about a child’s welfare we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies. We will ensure that concerns about pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.