Child Protection

 

Because of the day-to-day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop.  Parents should be aware that when it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required, as part of Stockport Child Protection Procedure, to report their concerns to the Social Services Department immediately.  Consequently, in such situations it is likely that a social worker, not the school, will contact the parents.

This requirement forms part of the local authority’s procedures for dealing with child abuse and is not a matter for the discretion of individual headteachers or members of school staff.

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Online Safety

Below are links to useful websites for keeping children safe on the internet: