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Child Protection

All educational establishments and services must take positive steps to help children protect themselves by ensuring that programmes of health and personal safety are central to the curriculum and should have in place a curriculum that ensures that children have a clear understanding of the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour on the part of another person, no matter who.
As with other areas of the curriculum, you will be kept informed of the health and personal safety programme for your child’s establishment.
Educational establishments and services must create and maintain a positive ethos and climate which actively promotes child welfare and a safe environment by:
·    Ensuring that children are respected and listened to
·    Ensuring that programmes of health and personal safety are central to the curriculum
·    Ensuring that staff are aware of child protection issues and procedures
·    Establishing and maintaining close working relationships and arrangements with all other agencies to make sure that professionals collaborate effectively in protecting children.
Should any member of staff have concerns regarding the welfare or safety of any child they must report these concerns to the head of establishment. The head, or the person deputising for the head of establishment. He/she after judging that there may be grounds for concern regarding the welfare or safety of any pupil must then immediately advise the duty senior social worker at the local social work services area office of the circumstances.
Any concerns should be reported immediately to the Head Teacher or the Child Protection Co-ordinator.
Copies of departmental guidelines (Management Circular 57) are available from the Head Teacher on request.
A full copy of both the school and Council’s Child Welfare and Safety policy is available on Glasgow City Council's Web Site.
We all have a part to play in preventing the abuse of children. If you are concerned for a child you know, it is important that you report your suspicions.
There are a number of ways to report child abuse. You can contact social services, the police or speak to a doctor, nurse, teacher or community worker. You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.