Park Mead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This statement means that we have a Child Protection Policy and rigorous safeguarding procedures in place which all staff (including ancillary and supply staff, regular volunteers and Governors) must ensure that they are aware of and follow. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request at the office or follow this link. Park Mead Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2016
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
Mr J Driscoll (DSL), Mrs C Baker (Deputy DSL) Mr C Elston (Deputy DSL) and Mr A Clark (Deputy DSL)
Our Headteacher is: Mr A Clark
Our Child Protection Governor is: Mrs J Everitt
Our Chair of Governors is: Mr N Lagan
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to a DSL as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that she/he is a danger to children) then you should report this in the first instance to the Headteacher in confidence (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) - who will consider what action to take.
Further information and weblinks on Safeguarding Children: