We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at our school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away.
Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things no matter how small.
However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the people listed in the attachments below immediately. If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.
Serious Safety Concerns:
If staff, parents or the general public have serious concerns about the welfare / safety of a child they can contact:
This is a service offered by Doncaster Children's Safeguarding Board. Early Help is a way of thinking and working together between services with families that have additional or more complex needs.
Early help is preventative, by providing support to families when a need is identified or as soon as a problem emerges at any point in a child’s life, from conception, through childhood and into adolescence. It can also prevent further problems arising by building resilience with families to find their own solutions in the future.
It should not be seen as a specific service, but any service, and crucially how services work collectively through tailored support packages for specific needs in individual families.
Fill in the online form if you are worried about a child or have an Early Help enquiry. If you need information or advice about a child or young person before completing the form, call Early Help from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, on 01302 734110. Visit www.dscb.co.uk/early-help for full information.
Doncaster’s Families Information Service provides access to a range of services for universal or more complex needs. You can use this directory of services and information in your work with families. Visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/fis
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
Always call 999 if someone is in immediate danger.