Child Protection Policy
This policy was updated in January 2013 and complies with:
Independent School Standards Regulations 2012
DfE Statutory Guidance August 2011
Sir Roger Singleton’s report: Keeping our Schools Safe 2009
Working Together to Safeguard Children March 2010
Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2006
Education Act 2002
This policy is published in the School Staff Employment Manual, the School Handbook and on the St Mary’s School Ascot website in accordance with ISI regulations.
In all matters relating to child protection the School will follow the procedures as laid down by the Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board’s: Child Protection Procedures 2006 as last revised June 2012. These procedures and Working Together to Safeguard Children are published and frequently updated on a dedicated web-site at http://proceduresonline.com/berks
Mrs Elizabeth Hewer, and in her absence Mrs Virginia Barker, is the designated person responsible for co-ordinating action within the School and liaising with other agencies. Both these senior members of staff have status and authority to take responsibility for child protection matters, have received training in child protection and inter-agency working and are familiar with ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’. All teaching, residential, pastoral, support, peripatetic and ancillary staff, and all other adults working at the School are required to familiarise themselves with the procedures described in the document below.
Mrs Oonagh Berry is the school governor with an overview of child protection procedures within the school.
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