Parents and carers should be aware that Red Hall Primary School is committed to ensuring the safety and well being of all our pupils and staff. In order to do this we ensure all safeguarding procedures are in place.
All employees and people who help in school are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Check to ensure they have no convictions for abuse against children. This helps to ensure that your children are safe in school.
As parents/carers, you need to know that the Children’s Act 1989 and 2004, Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018) requires all staff to pass on information which raises concerns that a child may be at risk from non-accidental injury, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse.
Occasionally, this duty on the Designated Safeguarding Person means we risk upsetting some parents by reporting a concern which, on investigation, proves to be unfounded. In these circumstances, it is hoped that parents/carers will appreciate how difficult it is for schools to carry out this delicate responsibility, and accept that the Designated Safeguarding Person was acting in good faith and had to take steps in the best interest of the children.
REFERRAL TO DARLINGTON SOCIAL CARE SERVICES – Social Care Screening Service if you have a concern regarding a child, young person you can telephone: Children’s Information and Advice Team on a direct line 01325 406252
Please click on the link below to view Red Hall Primary School’s Safeguarding Policy.
For more information on safeguarding, please refer to the Darlington safeguarding partnership unit. The website can be accessed here, by clicking on the attached logo
Photographs of our safeguarding team: Red Hall Primary School Safeguarding Team January 2023