At Stiperstones CE Primary School we believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognise that safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. We follow Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) procedures and acknowledge that the welfare of the child is paramount.
At Stiperstones CE Primary School it is our duty to respond promptly and appropriately to all concerns, incidents or allegations of abuse or neglect of a child. We work in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies. Our statutory duties and supporting guidance are set out in The Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2017, the Compulsory Childcare Register, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016.
If you are concerned
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, please if you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed then you must contact Children's Services and tell them your concerns.
You can report your concerns online via the 'Report child abuse online - NSPCC website' or telephone the Initial Contact Team on 0345 678 9021.
If you need to report concerns out of office hours then please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0345 6789040.
You can also speak to:
Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police): 0300 333 3000
NSPCC: 0800 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111