2 The governing body's role in Safeguarding Children Child Protection SchoolsLiaison OfficerPaula Hayden
3 Learning Outcomes Delegates will be able to: the basics of safeguarding children from abusestatutory safeguarding requirements in schoolsmonitoring and auditing safeguarding arrangements and activitiesallegations against staffa cautionary tale
5 Safeguarding Framework National legislation and statutory guidanceLegal DutySection 175/157 Education Act 2002Professional DutyWorking Together to Safeguard Children (DCSF 2010)Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (DfES 2006)Non-statutory guidanceGuidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Education Settings (2009)Local proceduresHertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Inter-agency Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Procedures Manual
6 Safeguarding Structure Local AuthoritySafeguardingProvision:StrategicSupportOperationalLocal Authority
7 Function of the Governing Body Three functions:Strategic directionChallenge in order to supportAccountability
8 Abuse and Neglect Working Together to Safeguard Children (DCSF 2010) Abuse and neglect are forms of maltreatment of a child.Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by:inflicting harmfailing to act to prevent harmChildren may be abused:in a familyin an institutional or community settingThey may be abused by:an adult or adultsanother child or children.those known to them or more rarely by a stranger for example, via the internetWorking Together to Safeguard Children (DCSF 2010)8
9 Categories of Abuse Physical Abuse: Emotional Abuse: Neglect: Physical abuse may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or otherwise causing physical harm to a child.Emotional Abuse:Emotional abuse is the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development.Neglect:Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.Sexual Abuse:Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities, not necessarily involving a high level of violence, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening.
10 Where can I find more information Where can I find more information ? What can I do if I an concerned about a child ?Access safeguardingchildren trainingReport concerns to the DSP‘If no action is taken and child at risk’?‘If no action taken and child at risk’To make a referral to children services,Call Customer Service Centre on
11 What do these children have in common? Serious Case Reviews ( SCR) contribute to improve safeguarding outcomes for children by identifying practice across all agencies/professionals which does not effectively safeguard children.
12 Serious Case Reviews Death Learn lessons to improve individual Serious and collectiveworkto safeguardchildrenSeriousCaseReviewAbuse andNeglectSerious harmand concernabout howprofessionalshave workedtogether
13 Specific Governor Roles Chair and Vice Chair of GovernorsManage allegations against the Headteacher in accordancewith local proceduresHertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Inter-agencyChild Protection ProceduresSection Managing Allegations Against Adults WhoWork With Children and Young People
14 What is an Allegation?The term “allegation” includes having a concern or receivinginformation which suggests that an adult has:behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child;possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child; orbehaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates he or she would pose a risk of harm if they work regularly or closely with children.HSCB Inter-agency Child Protection and SafeguardingChildren Procedures Manual 2010 Section 4.11414
15 Why do Allegations Arise? Poor culture within an organisationAccidentNaivety/poor practiceCare and control incidentUnintentional or misinformed actionFailure to follow proceduresDeliberate intention to abuseMalicious / deliberately invented allegation1515
16 Allegation Management System LADO Contact Details Frazer SmithMobile:Office: (01992)Mel Leicester-EvansMobile:Office: (01992)
17 Abuse of Position of Trust The Sexual Offences Act 2003 providesthat it is an offence for a person aged 18or over intentionally to behave in certainsexual ways in relation to a child agedunder 18, where the adult is in a positionof trust in respect of the child.17
19 Read through the concerns below and identify: What concerns you? SCR: The Sexual Abuse of Pupils in a First School, North Somerset Safeguarding Children BoardRead through the concerns below and identify:What concerns you?What would the appropriate response be?Using the safeguarding spider diagram, how do the different parts of this framework support your response, i.e. what would you have to have in place in your school to respond effectively?
21 Learning Outcomes Delegates will be able to: the basics of safeguarding children from abusestatutory safeguarding requirements in schoolsmonitoring and auditing safeguarding arrangements and activitiesallegations against staffa cautionary tale