Child Protection

In recognition of the key role that School plays in the life of a child, we aim to create an environment in which those who study and work here feel both safe and protected. As each member of staff has a contribution to make in helping to create that environment, all have a duty of care towards the young people in our school community and therefore a responsibility to promote and safeguard their welfare. School’s Child Protection Policy clearly identifies the welfare of the child as being of paramount importance; and protection from harm as a key and agreed principle. In line with the Department of Education guidelines, the Child Protection Policy contains details on recognising possible signs of child abuse; specifies clear procedures to follow in the event of a concern expressed or a report received; and provides a code of professional conduct for all staff working in School.


Parents are invited to contact the Designated Teacher or the Deputy Designated Teacher, in the first instance, should they wish to report a child protection concern. Mr Moore, the Principal, will initiate and take responsibility for appropriate action, including possible referral to outside agencies.

For a Department of Education information leaflet on Child Protection in Education please click on the following link