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Safeguarding

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY FOR HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

APPROVED BY GOVERNORS   Sept 18 POLICY TO BE REVIEWED  Sept 19

DESIGNATED   SAFEGUARDING LEAD:

NAME:  MISS SUE MCGUIGGAN

CONTACT NUMBER: 01279 424452

 DEPUTY DESIGNATED   SAFEGUARDING LEAD:

NAME:  MR SHAUN KELLIHER

CONTACT NUMBER: 01279 424452

DESIGNATED   SAFEGUARDING GOVERNOR:

 NAME: MRS ANN TIERNEY

 

 

HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC PRIMARY ACADEMY

MISSION STATEMENT

CHRIST IS THE CENTRE OF OUR LIVES,

OUR LEARNING AND FRIENDSHIPS

IN A SAFE, HAPPY AND CARING COMMUNITY

WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME.

  

SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT

 

Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment’

 

Contacts for Safeguarding in Essex:

Children and young people with needs at Level 4 of the windscreen

(Specialist)

[Monday – Thursday:  8.30am – 5.00pm / Friday:  8.30am – 4.15pm]

To make a referral, contact the Initial Response Team (IRT)

Telephone: 0845 603 7627 – ask for IRT but specify whether you want

1. The IRT Priority Referral line (for urgent referrals – if a child needs ‘immediate protection’)

2. The IRT Referral Line (for non-urgent referrals)

3. If you have concerns about a child but would like to discuss these with a Social Worker and seek advice about whether a referral is appropriate, you can contact the Initial Response Team Consultation Line on the same phone number, but specify that you want the IRT Consultation Line.

PRIORITY REFERRALS SHOULD ALWAYS BE REFERRED BY TELEPHONE (if child needs ‘Immediate protection’).  The ECC999 may be used to make a referral (unless there is immediate risk) or to confirm a referral made by telephone – this can be sent to IRT by e-mail, fax or post.  The document will have to be password protected if not sent via the GCSX e-mail address.

 Email: initialresponseteam@essex.gcsx.gov.uk

Post: Initial Response Team, Essex House, 200 The Crescent, Colchester, Essex CO4 9YQ

Fax: 01206 851844 or 01206 844981

For referrals outside the hours of Monday – Thursday:  8.30am – 5.00pm / Friday:  8.30am – 4.15pm:

Out of Hours Telephone0300 123 0779

Out of Hours Email: emergency.dutyteamoutofhours@essex.gov.uk

Children and young people with needs at Levels 2 – 3 of the windscreen 

(Additional & Intensive)

To discuss possible resources and support for a child and their family, you can contact the Early Help & Advice Hub – they will provide information, advice and guidance

Telephone: 0845 603 7627 – ask for the Early Help & Advice Hub (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Email: early.help@essex.gov.uk      or    earlyhelp@essex.gcsx.gov.uk

Allegations regarding a worker / volunteer in the Children’s Workforce:

 If you have concerns or receive a complaint or allegation that a worker/volunteer has:

  •  Behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child;
  •  Possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child; or
  • Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children.

(Working Together 2013)

You must immediately telephone the Children’s Safeguarding Service on 01245 436744. The Local Authority Designated Officer will advise you on action to take next.

If a concern is raised outside of office hours, and you think a referral to Social Care is required you should contact Essex Social care on 0845 6061212 and inform the Local Authority Designated Officer at the first available opportunity.

E-mailchildrens.safeguarding@essex.gov.uk  (please note this is not a secure address so any    information sent must be password protected)

 Local Authority Designated Officers:

 Carole Fuller                         (Mid)

Jacquie Wilkes                     (North)

Mechelle de Kock                (South)

Rebecca Scott                      (West)

Safeguarding Adviser to Schools:       

Jo Barclay – 033301 31078           jo.barclay@essex.gov.uk

Anti-bullying Co-ordinator:

Julie Keating – 033301 31160      julie.keating@essex.gov.uk

 

Holy Cross CatholicPrimary Academy

Tracyes Road, Harlow,

Essex, CM18 6JJ

01279 424452

admin@holycross-pri.essex.sch.uk