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1 Child Protection Policy 2015/2016

2 C O N T E N T S Page 1. Introduction and Government Guidelines regarding Child Protection 3 2. Aim of Policy 3 3. Key Principles 3 4. Key Actions 4 5. Scope of Policy 4 Section B 4 6. Procedures 6 7. Review of Procedures 6 8. Recruitment procedures/enhanced CRB Policy 6 9. The following checks shall be carried out Code of Behaviour for Staff Staff Must Not Photographic Policy Responsibilities Supporting Children Our School will support all pupils by Supporting Staff Allegations against Staff and how to deal with allegations How to respond to allegations or suspicion of abuse When to report it How to report it Confidentiality Whistle Blowing Physical intervention Prevention The School will therefore 13 1

3 26. Health & Safety Complaints Procedure What to do if you receive a complaint Method for responding to a complaint 14 Contacts List Appendix 1 : Report form for allegation Appendix 2 : Complaint Form Appendix 3 : Statement of commitment to the Child Protection Policy Appendix 4 : Skin Map

4 1 Introduction and Government Guidelines regarding Child Protection 1.1 This policy has been developed in accordance with the principles established by the Children Act 1989; and in line with government publications: Every Child Matters, Change for Children, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006, Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families 2000, What to do if You are Worried a Child is Being Abused 2003, Circular 10/95 DfEE, Safeguarding Children: Child Protection: Guidance about Child Protection Arrangements for the Education Service 2004 and the Surrey Area Child Protection Committee Procedures. 1.2 The Governing Council and Staff of St John s Beaumont School take seriously their responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of Children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within the School to identify, assess, and support those Children who are suffering harm. 1.3 We recognise that all adults, including temporary Staff 1, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the Child s welfare is our paramount concern. 2 Aim of Policy The aim of this policy is to protect pupils from abuse at the hands of others, be they adults or one or more pupils. St John s Beaumont School is fully committed to: 2.1 A caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and moral development of the individual Child; 2.2 Developing a culture that is open about, and responsive to, concerns raised relating to Child abuse; 2.3 Ensuring the highest standards of care and protection for Children; 2.4 Providing clear and reasonable guidelines and procedures that will safeguard children and supporting the Child s development in ways that will foster security, confidence and independence. 2.5 Helping to avoid misguided, inappropriate or wrong behaviour towards or among Children; and 2.6 Laying out what action should be taken if someone is concerned about the welfare of a Child. 2.7 Providing an environment in which Children and young people feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and confident and know how to approach appropriate adults if they have problems, knowing they will be effectively heard. 3 Key Principles The School recognises that: 3.1 the welfare of Children is, and must always be, the paramount consideration; 3.2 all Children have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, disability, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, or other status; 1 Wherever the word Staff is used, it covers ALL Staff on site, including ancillary and supply Staff, and volunteers working with Children. 3

5 3.3 all suspicions and allegations of abuse should be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. 4 Key Actions The School will: 4.1 plan its work so as to minimise situations where the abuse of Children might occur; 4.2 appoint a named individual from within the School to act as the Child Protection Liaison Officer (CPLO). This person is Mrs S Grey who is the designated Child Protection Office for Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 8 (Key Stage 3); 4.3 ensure that all Staff and Governors are familiar with the Child Protection Policy and Procedures and are provided with copies of this booklet; 4.4 obtain enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (ENHANCED CRB) disclosures as appropriate for all Staff, Governors and others who have direct contact with the children. All Staff employed in Boarding need an enhanced CRB prior to appointment. For Staff from abroad, comparable Police Checks should be obtained (extra references are not valid). No- one will be employed within the School without these disclosures; 4.5 issue guidelines on how to deal with disclosure or discovery of Child abuse; 4.6 train all Staff and those who have direct contact with the Children in Child Protection; no less than every three years. Regular training is provided to all teaching staff annually. The designated person with responsibility for Child Protection will receive formal training at least once every two years in child- protection and inter- agency work; 4.7 investigate all accusations, disclosures or suspicions of Child abuse thoroughly and refer cases to any relevant authorities if applicable as soon as it is reasonably possible; 4.8 consider the abuse of Children by an employee of the School as conduct which can only result in dismissal and notification to the appropriate authorities; 4.9 ensure that procedures are in place to monitor visitors to the School and (where appropriate to) provide them with written guidelines and prevent unauthorised access to pupils; 4.10 terminate the services of others (other than employees) who abuse Children; 4.11 review all policies and procedures relating to Child Protection on an annual basis and make sure that they are compliant with current legislation. Any recognised changes to this policy will be made without delay require all parties including independent contractors, consultants or other third parties working with the School to explain what measures they have in place to protect Children from abuse; and working with the School to have Child Protection measures in place. 5 Scope of Policy 5.1 This policy applies to all those who have direct access to Children at St John s Beaumont School, including parents. SECTION B 4

6 Guidance and Procedures in support of St John s Child Protection Policy Guidelines on what constitutes abuse: According to the Children s Act 1989 Child abuse can be defined as actual or likely harm to the Child, where harm includes both ill treatment (which includes sexual abuse and non- physical ill treatment such as emotional abuse) and the impairment of health or development, health meaning physical or mental health, and development meaning physical, intellectual, emotional, social, or behavioural development. The main categories of abuse are: Physical Abuse Physical abuse may involve hitting, kicking, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or otherwise causing physical harm to a Child, including by fabricating the symptoms of, or deliberately causing illness in a Child; Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a Child to take part in sexual activities, including prostitution, whether or not the Child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact, including penetrative (e.g. rape or buggery) or non- penetrative acts (e.g. oral sex). They may include involving Children in looking at, or in the production of, pornographic material or watching sexual activities or encouraging Children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways with or without consent; Emotional abuse Emotional abuse is the persistent emotional ill- treatment of a Child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the Child s emotional development. It may involve conveying to Children that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate, or valued only in so far as they meet the needs of another person. It may feature age or developmentally inappropriate expectations being imposed on Children; or preventing the Child participating in normal social interaction. It may involve the Child seeing or hearing the ill- treatment of another. It may involve causing Children to frequently feel frightened or in danger, or the exploitation or corruption of Children. Neglect Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a Child s basic physical, emotional and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the Child s health or development, such as failing to provide adequate food and clothing, shelter including exclusion from home or abandonment, failing to protect a Child from physical and emotional harm or danger, failure to ensure adequate supervision including the use of inadequate care- takers, or the failure to ensure access to appropriate medical care or treatment. It may also include neglect of, or unresponsiveness to, a Child s basic emotional needs; and Bullying St John s policy on bullying is set out in a separate document and acknowledges that to allow or condone bullying may lead to consideration under Child Protection procedures. Racist Incidents St John s policy on racist incidents is set out in a separate policy and acknowledges that repeated racist incidents or a single serious incident may lead to consideration under Child Protection Procedures. 5

7 Signs of Abuse Staff are to be vigilant to signs of abuse which may not be obvious such as markings, bruising, cowering, depression, crying, lack of energy, weight loss, sleep deprivation and anxiety attacks. 6 Procedures Our School procedures for safeguarding Children will be in line with the Child Protection Essential Guidance for Education Staff and Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). We will ensure that: 6.1 All members of Staff and the Governing Council understand and fulfil their responsibilities. 6.2 The School has a designated member of Staff, the Child Protection Liaison Officer, who will undertake appropriate and regular training for him/herself and supervise training for other Staff. 6.3 The Headmaster will act in the designated member of Staff s absence and undertake appropriate and regular training. 6.4 All members of Staff are provided with opportunities for training to help them in their understanding of the signs and indications of abuse. 6.5 All members of Staff know how to respond to a pupil who discloses abuse. 6.6 All parents/carers are made aware of the responsibilities of Staff members with regard to Child Protection procedures through publication of the Child Protection Booklet, Family Handbook and Boarding Handbooks; all available via the School Website and also in printed format. 6.7 All adults working with Children on the site will be ENHANCED CRB checked. 6.8 The School will ensure that our selection and recruitment of all Staff (including contractors etc.) includes checks for their suitability with the Disclosure and Barring Service. 6.9 The School will inform The Department for Children, Schools and Families; Surrey Police and the Independent Safeguarding Authority the name of any member of staff found not suitable to work with Children Mrs Sarah Blake is the nominated member of the Governing Council responsible for monitoring the efficiency of the School s Child Protection policies and practices. 7 Review of Procedures 7.1 The name of the CPLO will be clearly advertised in the School intranet site, with a statement explaining the School s role in referring and monitoring cases of suspected abuse. 7.2 All new members of Staff will be given a copy of our Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Pocket Guide with the CPLO s name clearly displayed together with Child Protection training as part of their induction into the School. 6

8 8 Recruitment Procedures/Enhanced CRB Policy In appointing ALL Staff the following procedures shall be followed: Those applying to work at St John s Beaumont School (an Applicant ) shall be asked to: 8.1 Complete an application form giving details of two referees and consent to all necessary ENHANCED CRB Checks or police checks being carried out by the School; 8.2 Attend an interview. 8.3 If an Applicant refuses consent to all necessary checks being made, no checks can be made, and the School must reject such an Applicant. [NB St John s Beaumont cannot legally appoint an Applicant to a Regulated Position without an Enhanced CRB check - check with lawyers whether other posts within the School are regulated] 8.4 Each Applicant s identity will be checked. Preferably individuals should be asked to produce their passport, if an individual does not have a passport, then other ID shall be accepted at the discretion of the Headmaster; 8.5 Written references should be taken up before the interview, and followed up by telephone confirmation after the interview; 8.6 Inconsistencies in an Applicant s application or employment history will be identified, and followed up at interview; 8.7 The Applicant will be interviewed by at least two people, at least one of whom shall be a Member of Staff at St John s Beaumont School, except in the case of appointments for the position of Headmaster. 9 The following checks shall be carried out: 9.1 Enhanced CRB Checks for each Applicant; 9.2 If it is not possible to obtain Enhanced CRB Checks, due to the fact that the Applicant is a foreign national not normally resident in the UK etc, then police or other relevant checks shall, if possible, be made in the Applicant s country of origin, or in other countries where it is known that the Applicant has worked. Extra references shall be taken up at the discretion of the School; 9.3 If an Applicant s Enhanced CRB Check or other police check discloses offences against Children or other vulnerable people then the Applicant shall be refused. If the check reveals other offences, then the Headmaster shall decide on whether to employ the Applicant, taking advice where necessary. 9.4 No unsupervised contact with Children will be allowed until the successful completion of the above statements; 9.5 All successful Applicants shall be provided with a copy of the School s current Child Protection Policy and will sign a statement of commitment to upholding the Child Protection Policy; 9.6 All employees and others are under a duty to report any convictions on their application form; 9.7 All information collected as part of the application process will be treated as confidential, held in a secure place; 9.8 If the CRB Check is delayed, a List 99 check must be made prior to the applicant commencing work and notes concerning supervision placed on a central register of staff. 7

9 10 Code of Behaviour for Staff Dealing with Children [NB The clauses listed below reflect accepted standards. However, the School may feel that these clauses do not reflect their ethos and may wish to decide where they will draw the line on physical contact, given the need to both stop inappropriate behaviour and to provide Children with a loving environment] All Staff who are in contact with Children MUST: 10.1 Treat Children with respect according to the Key Principles as stated in Section A, sub section 3 of this document; 10.2 Plan activities so that there is more than one person present or at least one other person in sight and/or hearing. Avoid one to one contact with Children; 10.3 Avoid initiating physical contact with a Child except in an emergency situation where such contact is absolutely necessary; 10.4 Avoid kissing, hugging or other physical expressions of emotion; 10.5 Avoid any form of physical contact when alone with a Child; 10.6 Cease physical contact, initiated by a Child, at the earliest possible moment without causing the Child to feel rejected and keep a note of the event; 10.7 Explain to a Child that if physical contact continues, that Staff members should not kiss/hug etc. people they work with, or the matter will have to be referred to a senior member of Staff; 10.8 Report any allegations of Child abuse made to them, or any suspicions of abuse seen by them to the Headmaster or Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO); 10.9 Never interview or question a pupil or Child in a room alone with the door closed. Should an interview of this nature be deemed necessary then a second member of Staff must be present; Reassure the child; Never make a promise to a Child that he or she will keep a secret, but make it clear to the Child that information deemed to endanger his or her or another s safety will be passed on to the appropriate person at the School. 11 Staff MUST NOT: 11.1 Abuse Children in any way; 11.2 Enter into exclusive or secretive relationships with Children; 11.3 Other than in exceptional circumstances such as a medical/dental visit, external examinations or travel to and from airports at the beginning and end of term; at least one other Child or preferably another adult should be present; 11.4 Take Children to the staff member s home; 11.5 Lend money to or borrow money from Children; 11.6 Give gifts to Children or show favouritism in any way; or 8

10 11.7 Sleep in the same room or bed as a Child. REMEMBER THAT: SOMEONE MAY MISINTERPRET YOUR ACTIONS NO MATTER HOW WELL INTENTIONED; and THE ADULT IS ALWAYS CONSIDERED RESPONSIBLE EVEN IF THE CHILD SEEMS TO BEHAVE IN A PROVOCATIVE MANNER 12 Photographic / Video policy 12.1 The School will not use either photographic or video images in any publication or advertising material which identifies a Child by name without obtaining the written consent of that Child s parent or guardian The School will not use images of Children which have been significantly digitally enhanced, sensationalised or which could be considered exploitative No images of Children shall be used which would put those Children at risk No- one should not take pictures for commercial or public use of any Child or group of Children who attend St John s Beaumont without the express permission of the School and the written consent of the Child s or Children s parents The Headmaster may prohibit the use of personal video or still photography within the School grounds where he considers it necessary and proportionate Parents and Guardians will be expected to act with sensitivity to the principles of privacy for all who may be affected by the use of video or still photography on the School premises, or at events, trips and visits for whatever purpose, organised by the School. This would include the uploading of photographs or videos to social networking sites. 13 Responsibilities Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) is responsible for: 13.1 Discussing any concerns about possible abuse with the Headmaster. Where necessary then notifying the Children s Services Referral Assessment Team by phone. Referring a Child if there are concerns about possible abuse to the Headmaster, prior to the Children s Services Assessment Team. A written record of the referral will be faxed to the Assessment Team and a copy faxed to the Development Manager for Welfare and Protection 2 within one hour of making a referral by telephone; 13.2 Keeping written records of concerns about a Child even if there is no need to make an immediate referral; 13.3 Ensuring that all such records are kept confidentially and securely and are separate from pupil records; 13.4 Ensuring that an indication of further record- keeping is marked on the pupil records Acting as a focal point for Staff to discuss concerns Liaising with parents where appropriate. 2 Details in the Essential Guidance/Surrey ACPC Manual, currently Gail Chalkley fax

11 13.7 Liaising with other agencies and professionals; 13.8 Ensuring that the Headmaster attends case conferences, core groups, or other multi- agency planning meetings, contributes to assessments, and provides a report which has been shared with the parents; 13.9 Ensuring that any pupil on the current Child Protection Register who is absent without explanation for two days is referred to their key worker s Social Care Team; Organising Child Protection Training for all School Staff, including those on Induction New Staff training; Liaising with Headmaster on all matters of Child Protection Reporting serious allegations to the police where appropriate and following authorisation by the Headmaster or Chairman of Governors and Children s Service Assessment Team. 14 Supporting Children 14.1 We recognise that a Child who is abused or witnesses violence may feel helpless and humiliated, may blame themselves, and find it difficult to develop and maintain a sense of self- worth We recognise that the School may provide the only stability in the lives of Children who have been abused or who are at risk of harm We accept that research shows that the behaviour of a Child in these circumstances may range from that which is perceived to be normal to aggressive or withdrawn. 15 Our School will support all pupils by: 15.1 Encouraging self- esteem and self- assertiveness, through the curriculum as well as our relationships, whilst actively opposing aggression or bullying Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the School Liaising and working together with all other support services and those agencies involved in the safeguarding of Children, as appropriate Notifying the Headmaster or Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) as soon as there is a significant concern Providing where possible and appropriate continuing support to a pupil about whom there have been concerns who leaves the School. 16 Supporting Staff Responding to and reporting allegations of abuse: ALWAYS REPORT IT AND DO NOT DEAL WITH IT ALONE 16.1 We recognise that Staff working in the School who have become involved with a Child who has suffered harm, or appears to be likely to suffer harm may find the situation stressful and upsetting. 10

12 16.2 We will support such Staff by providing an opportunity to talk through their anxieties with the Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) and to see further support as appropriate. 17 Allegations against Staff and how to deal with allegations All School Staff should take care not to place themselves in a vulnerable position with a Child; 17.1 It is always advisable for interviews or work with individual Children or parents to be conducted in the presence of other appropriately trained staff including a note taker All Staff should be aware of Surrey s Guidance on Behaviour Issues, and the School s own Behaviour Management policy We understand that a pupil may make an allegation against a member of Staff In the case of allegations/suspicions involving members of Staff (which will reflect where appropriate) the School's disciplinary procedures pursuant to the SACPC Manual) On any occasion when any member of Staff receives an allegation of abuse or suspects that a Child has suffered abuse or is at risk of suffering abuse, the Headmaster or Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) must be informed immediately. In any case where either the Headmaster or Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) is the subject of the allegation or suspicion, only the party not the subject of the allegation or suspicion must be informed The recipient of an allegation must not seek to determine its validity. He/she must make a record of the report, which contains a time and date and includes his/her name and signature, which must be given to the Headmaster or Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO). Failure to report in accordance with procedures will be a potential disciplinary matter. Every effort must be made by the recipient not to ask questions of a leading nature (Save in a case where the Headmaster is the subject of the allegation or suspicion) in circumstances where only Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) has been informed, they will immediately inform the Headmaster and they will discuss the matter Having been informed, the Headmaster will inform and consult with the Assessment Team Surrey Children's Service North West Area, who will discuss and advise on the next step(s) to be taken Should the allegation or suspicion be against the Headmaster, the Staff member made aware of the allegation or having the suspicion must inform Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO), who will in turn alert the Governing Council. They will then inform and consult with the Assessment Team Surrey Children's Service North West Area, who will discuss with the Nominated Member of Council and advise on the next step(s) to be taken. 18 How to respond to allegations or suspicion of abuse: 18.1 Stay calm; 18.2 Ensure the safety of the Child; 18.3 Seek medical help if necessary; 18.4 Ensure the alleged victim and the alleged perpetrator is separated, but accepts and record what they have to say; 18.5 Tell the Child you will have to report it to Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO), and what you will do. Do NOT promise confidentiality; and 18.6 Make careful notes of what was said by you and the other Child as soon as possible after the event, and/or complete the form at Appendix 1. 11

13 19 When to report it: 19.1 You have seen abuse or suspect you may have done or you have suspicions of abuse; 19.2 An allegation of abuse has been made to you; and/or 19.3 A Child tells you they have been abused. 20 How to report it: 20.1 Complete the form at Appendix 1 and submit it to Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) at the time, as soon as possible (within 24 hours if possible); and 20.2 Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) should then inform the Headmaster and agree what action is to be taken Mark clearly on the body/skin map (Appendix 4) the area and extent of markings or injury. 21 Confidentiality: 21.1 All information related to an allegation of Child abuse is extremely sensitive and confidential Any Staff involved at any stage of responding or reporting an allegation of Child abuse should keep the information confidential and only share it with the Staff necessary for the investigation All Staff must be aware that they cannot promise a Child to keep secrets which might compromise the Child s safety or wellbeing Once the form at Appendix 1 has been completed, or any other notes prepared, these should be kept in the School Office, to which access is restricted as dictated by the School The School will always undertake to share its intention to refer a Child to the Children s Services with their parents/carers unless to do so could put the Child at greater risk of harm, or impede a criminal investigation. If in doubt, the Headmaster Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) will consult with each other prior to reporting an incident to the Children s Services Any member of Staff who believes that allegations or suspicions which have been reported are not being investigated properly has a responsibility to report to Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) or (where the Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) is the subject of the allegation or suspicion) the Headmaster Suspension of the member of Staff, excluding the Headmaster, against whom an allegation has been made, needs careful consideration, and the Headmaster will seek the advice of the Governing Council in making this decision In the event of an allegation against the Headmaster, the decision to suspend will be made by the Chairman of Governors. 22 Whistle Blowing: 12

14 22.1 We recognise that Children cannot be expected to raise concerns in an environment where Staff fail to do so All Staff should be aware of their duty to raise concerns, where they exist, about the management of Child Protection, which may include the attitude or actions of colleagues. 23 Physical Intervention: 23.1 Our policy on physical intervention by Staff is set out separately, and acknowledges that Staff must only ever use physical intervention as a last resort, when a Child is endangering himself of others, and that at all times it must be the minimal force necessary to prevent injury to the Child or another person Such events should be recorded and the statement signed by a witness We understand that physical intervention which causes injury or distress to a Child may be the subject for Child Protection or disciplinary procedures When a member of staff has reason to suspect a prohibited item in the possession of a pupil, the school will reserve the right to search a pupil s property. Such a search will always be carried out in the presence of 2 members of staff. 24 Prevention: 24.1 We recognise that the School plays a significant part in the prevention of harm to our pupils by providing pupils with good lines of communication with trusted adults, supportive friends and an ethos of protection. 25 The School will therefore: 25.1 Establish and maintain an ethos where Children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are always listened to Ensure that all Children know there is an adult in the School whom they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty. In such cases pupils might ordinarily approach either the Class Teacher or Tutor although should be at X to approach any member of staff with whom they feel comfortable Include PSHE and other opportunities which equip Children with the skills they need to stay safe from harm and to know to whom they should turn for help. 26 Health & Safety: 26.1 Our Health and Safety policy, set out in a separate document, reflects the consideration we give to the protection of our Children both physically within the School environment and when away from the School when undertaking School trips and visits. 27 Complaints Procedure: How to make a complaint 13

15 27.1 A complaint may be made by anyone, by any means, to Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) or Headmaster of the School. 28 What to do if you receive a complaint? 28.1 If you receive a verbal complaint, ideally make sure there is another person present to verify it; 28.2 Make a record of the complaint. This should include the following information: 28.3 Complainant s name and contact details; 28.3.i. Copies of relevant documents; 28.3.ii. Details of other Representatives to whom the Complainant has spoken; 28.3.iii. Details of the complaint; and 28.3.iv. Details of how the complainant would like the matter resolved; and 28.3.v. Pass the complaint to Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) or if this is not possible/appropriate to the Headmaster or Deputy Headmaster. 29 Method for responding to a complaint: 29.1 Mrs Grey (the designated CPLO) or other appropriate individual shall: 29.2 Investigate the matter; 29.3 Respond to the complainant with the outcome of the investigation within 2 weeks after the initial complaint. The response shall include details of the next step for the complainant in writing if they are not satisfied; and 29.4 If the complainant is not satisfied, the matter should be referred to the Headmaster as soon as possible. 14

16 CONTACTS LIST Child Protection Liaison Officer: Name: Address: Tel: Fax: E- mail: Mrs S Grey or The Headmaster (Mr G Delaney) St John s Beaumont, Priest Hill, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JN (01784) (01784) Relevant Local Authorities: Name: Address: Tel: Surrey Safeguarding Children Board Surrey County Council, Contact Centre, Floor 3, Conquest House, Wood Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1AB Name: Address: Tel : Department for Children, Schools and Families Public Communications Unit, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT Name: Tel : Independent Safeguarding Authority Name: Address: Tel : Surrey Police Divisional Headquarters 22 Kingston Road, Staines Middlesex, TW18 4LQ

17 APPENDIX 1 St John s Beaumont Preparatory School INITIAL REPORT FORM FOR ALLEGATION OF CHILD ABUSE DETAILS OF CHILD Name: Address: Telephone No.: DETAILS OF PARENTS/CARERS Name(s): Address: Telephone No(s).: DETAILS OF INCIDENT What is said to have happened or what was seen? 16

18 When and where did it occur? Were there any obvious signs of abuse e.g. bruising, bleeding, changed behaviour? Was anyone else involved? If yes who? How were they involved? What was said by those involved? Was the Child able to say what happened, if so, how did they describe it? Who has been told about it and when? 17

19 Do the parents/carers know (if any)? Signed : Print Name : Date : 18

20 Appendix 2 St John s Beaumont Preparatory School COMPLAINT FORM DETAILS OF COMPLAINANT Name: Address: Telephone No.: DETAILS OF REPRESENTATIVE(S) TO WHOM COMPLAINT IS MADE Name: Address: Telephone No.: Name: Address: Telephone No.: 19

21 DETAILS OF COMPLAINT Incident/Person being complained about: Details of Third Parties who may have witnessed the incident (if relevant): COMPLAINANT S EXPECTATIONS What would the Complainant like to happen?: When by: (Attach any relevant documents) 20

22 Signed by: Complainant Representative taking complaint Date Date 21

23 Appendix 3 St John s Beaumont Preparatory School STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO THE CHILD PROTECTION POLICY I, [Print name of Applicant in full] have read and understood the standards and procedures outlined in the St John s Beaumont Child Protection Policy. I agree with the principles contained therein and accept the importance of implementing the policy and practice whilst acting as a member of Staff at the School. I further understand that adherence to the Child Protection Policy will involve the following: 1 undergoing an [Enhanced/Standard (Delete as appropriate)] Disclosure and Barring Service check; 2 signing a personal declaration stating any criminal convictions, including those considered spent ; 3 declaring any previous investigations or allegations made against me with respect to Child Protection issues; and 4 providing two character references. And I consent to the School making their enquiries. (Print name) (Job title/role) (Signature) (Date) 22

24 CHARACTER REFERENCES Please provide the following details of two character referees you have known for not less than 2 years, excluding family members. DETAILS OF REFEREE Referee Name: Address: Telephone No.: Referee Name: Address: Telephone No.: DECLARATION OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Yes No (Please tick) If yes, please provide details of all criminal convictions, including those considered spent, and declare any previous investigations or allegations against you. These will be kept confidential by the School s Child Protection Officer who will assess whether they pose any risk or not in relation to Child Protection. 23

25 Appendix 3 Skin Map 24

26 LDS 25

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