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Child Protection

It is the responsibility of every member of staff to ensure that all suspected cases of child abuse – (neglect, physical injury, sexual or emotional abuse) – are recognised and dealt with as quickly as possible. Mr Bass, Mrs Byfield-Densham and Mrs Parker, Housemistress of Gloucester, are the School’s designated and trained DSLs (Designated Safeguarding Leads) to whom all suspected cases should be reported. They will take further action if required. The Head will be notified if necessary. Every referral is treated with the strictest confidence.

A member of the Governing Body is designated to take a special interest in this area. The School follows the guidelines of sections 27 and 47 of the Children Act 1989 which states that every school has a duty to assist local authorities and Social Services in matters of Child Protection. Copies of the Child Protection (Safeguarding and Protecting Children) and Anti-Bullying policies can be viewed on our policies page.