What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is protecting vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect.
What is Child protection?
Child protection aims to keep children safe where there is serious risk of harm. Serious risk of harm many arise from a single event or a serious of concerns over time.
Often the phrases ‘Child Protection’ and ‘Safeguarding’ are used synonymously, but they are quite distinct. Safeguarding refers to all children, whilst Child Protection refers distinctly to children at risk of harm.
Nether Hall School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. The pupil’s best interest and welfare is of paramount importance. The aim of the school is to safeguard and promote our pupil’s welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate and our staff members working with pupils maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.
During the school holiday periods or out of school hours, if you have any Safeguarding concerns around a child contact the schools Safeguarding Team on email@example.com or if you suspect a child or young person is at immediate threat/risk of harm or may already have suffered harm, please contact the police on 999 or Leicester City Council Children's social care on 0116 4541004