Child Protection and Safeguarding

In the interest of safeguarding children there may be occasions when the school has to consult other agencies without a parent’s prior knowledge. The schools first concern is the child’s welfare and the school has a duty to act to protect the child at all times. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social services and/or the police.

We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances, but we can only assure you that we follow the procedures laid down by the Coventry Safeguarding Children’s Partnership which can be found on the following website  http://www.coventry.gov.uk/lscb . Please also refer to our own school Safeguarding policy, a copy of which is available here. 

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or need some support from our pastoral team at school, you can contact the school via our new pastoral email address. We will respond to you soon as we can. Message them at chp-pastoralteam@castlephoenixtrust.org.uk

The Pastoral Team will continue to support children and their families during any school closures.

You can get further information about safeguarding and protecting children from the Coventry City Councils website  https://www.coventry.gov.uk/safeguardingchildren

The following information is taken from Coventry City Councils website:

How do I contact someone if I am concerned about a child or young person?

If you wish to report a matter to the police, call 101 and state your concerns.
If you wish to report an emergency matter always dial 999.
Social worker (out of office hours): 024 7683 2222.

If there is no immediate danger or you need advice or information, you should call the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on 024 7678 8555.

Advice and Information:

If you want to discuss your concerns or need advice e.g. if you are not sure whether your concerns are justified, you would like more information about issues like confidentiality or you would like to know what happens next (after you have reported your concerns), do one of the following: 

·         Call Childline on 0800 1111

·         Call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000

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