All schools have a clear responsibility placed on them by the Children Act 1989 and by guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) to safeguard the welfare of all their pupils. In doing so, schools are expected to consult with Social Services if they believe there is a possibility that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect.
A referral to Social Services is not intended to be an accusation of any particular action or against any particular person. It is the reporting of concerns which have come to the school’s attention. This is accordance with Hertfordshire Child Protection Procedures.
Ascot Road CF School has a Child Protection Policy which supports Hertfordshire child protection procedures and is available for parents/carers to see on this website ( Policies).
The designated teacher for child Protection is Mrs Elsley. We also have three deputy deignated teachers, Mrs Beere, Miss Kelly and Miss Kazmi. All our DSPs have regular training and all will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents/carers may have about Child Protection Practice.
We are also able to offer Support from our Family support worker. Please contact our SENCO Mrs Slack, if you would like some advice on any aspect of parenting or child care. Mrs Slack can be contacted via the school office. ( please note she works Mon - Wed each week)