Child Protection Procedures

The Authority requires the Headteacher to report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse to Social Care including non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.  The school has a policy on Child Protection based upon the LA’s guidelines.  It is available for parents to read.

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Mrs Patterson acts as our 'Designated Senior Lead (DSL)' in school and is responsible for child protection & safeguarding.  In Mrs Patterson's absence our DSL's are Mr Welsh (Headteacher) or Mr Poxon (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs Patterson is duty bound by the Local Authority to report any obvious or suspected signs of abuse or neglect be that physical, emotional or sexual to social care.  It is a sensitive area, but forms part of the local arrangements with regard to safeguarding and protection all of our pupils.

All staff take part in annual child protection / safeguarding training and follow the policies and procedures, local authority guidelines and documentation that link into the safeguarding agenda.

Mrs Patterson works closely with all other agencies from health, social services, young people's service and the police to ensure a multi-agency approach in relation to safeguarding is adopted.

Our Governor responsible for child protection is Mrs Blundell (Chair of Governors)

If you have any concerns please contact her on Tel: 01257 262227 Email: pattersonn@astleypark.lancs.sch.uk