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.
Further information is available at http://childrenlaw.gg
All island schools are required to comply with the Interagency Guidelines on Child Protection.
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 and when appropriate.
If you require any further details or have any questions about the above, please contact the school directly via phone, email or letter. Alternatively, come into school and speak to one of our members of staff.