Safeguarding & Child Protection

Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

The Children Law (Guernsey and Alderney) 2008 states that all States Departments have a duty to work together and share information to ensure that children and young people get the services they require. This is also essential to protect children and young people from suffering harm, abuse or neglect and to prevent them from offending.

All island schools are required to comply with the Interagency Guidelines on Child Protection. These, as well as more information in regard to safeguarding may be located through accessing the links below.

The guidelines emphasise that everyone has an important part to play in preventing the abuse of children, and in responding to situations where they think that a child may be suffering, or at risk of suffering from serious harm.

Therefore, if we have concerns about a child or believe that a child has suffered or is likely to suffer serious harm then the school will contact Health and Social Services Department, Assessment and Intervention Team to determine whether a referral should be made.

Any concerns raised by members of staff in the school will be reported to the Headteacher and School Child Protection Officer, who will make contact with HSSD colleagues as appropriate.

For further information about Safeguarding & Child Protection, please click on the links below;

      ICPC (Island Child Protection Committee)

      MASH (Multi Agency Support Hub)

      The Guernsey Care and Support Framework

      CYPP (Children and Young People’s Plan)

      Vale Primary School’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

01481 756032 01481 756034

Vale Primary School, Belval Road, Vale, Guernsey, GY3 5LN