Policies & Procedures

Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

Designated Safeguarding Officer: Diane Aspinall

Meadowcroft School has Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates Government and Policy Legislation. Staff are given a copy of  Child Protection Procedures.  Staff receive annual training from an outside consultant.  Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of  the Child Protection policy.

Meadowcroft School provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At Meadowcroft we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full  emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

Meadowcroft School has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care services.

Complaints

We take all complaints seriously. We have a full complaints policy and procedure which is available from the school office or for download from the school website.  Initial complaints should be made to the Headteacher Lynette Edwards via telephone on 01924 366 242 or via email to info@meadowcroftschool.com.   If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher please contact Graham McEwan, Assistant Director – Education on 01204 558038.

There were 12 complaints in the academic year 2015/16.

Complaints Policy