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Steeple Road, Antrim,
Co. Antrim, BT411AF
The purpose of the school's procedures on Child Protection is to protect our pupils by ensuring that everyone who works in our school - teachers, non-teaching staff and volunteers - has clear guidance on the action which is required where abuse or neglect of a child is suspected. In Parkhall Integrated College we place much emphasis on our pastoral responsibility for the young people in our care. We recognise that our pupils have a fundamental right to be protected from harm and we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that their welfare is safe guarded and their safety preserved. Only then will they be able to learn effectively.
All members of Parkhall staff, teaching and non-teaching will be alert to the possible signs of child abuse and will follow the agreed procedures, if abuse is suspected. Where possible, we will work in partnership with parents to ensure the safety of the children in our care. If we have a particular concern about a child?s welfare we will involve other professional agencies as deemed appropriate.
Categories of child abuse are:
In all cases the welfare of the child is paramount.
Pupils are encouraged and helped to develop strategies to keep themselves safe.
All staff and volunteers are subject to a vetting procedure by the NEELB.
Staff respond appropriately when any child abuse concerns are raised about a pupil.
At enrolment and annually thereafter parents are asked to give/withhold permission for their children to be photographed/videoed either to celebrate their achievement or for school promotional material.
The designated teachers for Child Protection are:
- Senior School: Mr P ConnollyDeputy - Mrs J Davidson Brown
- Junior School: Miss L ShawDeputy - Mr D Campbell
The complete policy is available on request from the General Office of the Junior School