Changes in the law, notably the Children Act 1989, mean that staff in school have a duty to report any concerns that they may have, that any child may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse. It is a Department for Education requirement that each school in the country nominates a senior member of staff who will have special responsibility for Child Protection. In Sheffield, this member of staff is known as the Child Protection Liaison Officer. They will have been in receipt of training in this area, and can be trusted to deal with all these matters with professional confidentiality.
If any parent / carer has any concern about the safety of any child in school, there are a team of people there to help-
Anne Robson is the Child Protection Officer, Amanda Rocca is the Deputy Child Protection Officer. The Learning Mentor has had training in Safeguarding and Sue Reilly is the School nurse.
Anne Robson is the Child Protection Officer, Sue Flynn is the Deputy Child Protection Officer. The Learning Mentor team all have had training in Safeguarding and Sue Reilly is the School nurse.
All these people are happy to help. If none are available, then the Senior Team on both sites will always offer support and guidance.
The school has a policy on Child Protection which has been agreed by the Governing Body. Should you wish to discuss Child Protection and the safety of your child, or indeed, any other topic involving your child, please don't hesitate to contact the school.
Further information and guidance can be found at:
Parent Lifeline (Helpline for Parents)
Telephone: 0114 2726575 or contact
Protecting your Child online
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Do you know where to go if you are worried?
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