Christ Church CE VC Infants is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are a safe and caring school where children's safety is our priority at all times.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding committment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Child Protection Officers (CPO) are Mrs Anna Martin (Headteacher). Our Deputy CPO is Mr Gareth Jones (Deputy Headteacher). Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Nick Richley.
Volunteers/Staff/Governors at CCI
Whistleblowing Advice Line Support for professionals who are worried about children in the workplace
We encourage staff, volunteers and governors to ‘whistleblow’ if they have concerns that CCI is putting children at risk. This can be done via the NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line and it also offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how child protection issues are being handled in their own or another organisation.
Contact the Whistleblowing Advice Line
Call 0800 028 0285
When to call
If you have any concerns about a child in your workplace you should raise this with your employer or organisational safeguarding lead in the first instance.
You should call the Whistleblowing Advice Line if:
You can call about an incident that happened in the past, is happening now or you believe may happen in the future.
If you think a child is in immediate danger
Don't delay – call the police on 999,
or call us on 0808 800 5000, straight away.
You can access the South West Child Protection website at http://www.proceduresonline.com/swcpp