Haughton School

Safeguarding Your Child

 

We wish to work in partnership with you at all times, we will share successes with you and discuss with you any concerns that we may have regarding your child.

Since your child’s welfare is our first priority, there may be rare occasions when our concern for your child means that we have to consult other agencies. We will endeavour to contact you in the first instance to share our concerns and where possible seek your consent to a referral being made to Children’s Social Care.  However this will only be done where we believe that such discussion will not place your child at further or increased risk of significant harm.  The welfare of your child will be paramount and will override any other considerations where we consider that to be the case.

The procedures we follow are those laid down by the Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board.  The school has adopted all Telford and Wrekin policies in respect of safeguarding.

You can view our Child Protection Policy here.

If you would like to know more information about our procedures, please contact the school.

The safeguarding of your child is our most important concern.  For this reason we ask for your help in these ways:-

We need to be able to contact you at any point during the school day, particularly in cases of emergency.  We request that you provide us with at least two contact names and numbers and that you ensure at all times that these numbers are obtainable. We will regularly send you contact forms to update, but request that changes are reported to us immediately.

If your child is absent, please let us know by telephone initially and then the reason in writing, when your child returns to school.

There are new government guidelines which must be adhered to when requesting leave of absence for a child from school (other than illness), the leave of absence must be for exceptional circumstances only. (please see letter of information included in this pack)

We will never allow your child to leave school during school time unless you or a person named by you collects him or her.  Parents are requested to try to make medical and dental appointments after school hours or in school holidays

We request that all visitors to the school, including parents, report to the school office.  There is no parental external access to any of the classrooms.