Child Protection / Safeguarding Children
Every child must be protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and mistreatment. (Article 19 - United Nation Convention on the Rights of a Child).
Our Child Protection / Safeguarding Team:
|Designated Teacher||Miss L Bannon|
|Deputy Designated Teachers||
Mrs T Morrissey &
Mr S Houston
|Board of Governors’ Chairperson||Mrs L Ferguson|
|Designated Governor||Mrs N Campbell|
|Principal||Mr B Duff|
We in Carnmoney Primary School have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our charge. We will carry out this duty through our ‘Pastoral Care’ policy, which aims to provide a caring, supportive and safe environment, valuing individuals for their unique talents and abilities, in which all our young people can learn and develop to their full potential. One way in which we seek to protect our pupils is by helping them learn about the risks of possible abuse, helping them to recognise unwelcome behaviour in others and acquire the confidence and skills they need to keep themselves safe.
All our governors, staff and volunteers have been subject to criminal record checks. The staff of Carnmoney Primary School have also adopted a Code of Practice for our behaviour toward pupils.
The purpose of our Child Protection / Safeguarding Children Policy is to protect our pupils by ensuring that everyone who works in our school – teachers, non-teaching staff and volunteers – have clear guidance on the action, which is required where abuse or neglect of a child is suspected. The overriding concern of all caring adults must be the care, welfare and safety of the child.