Safeguarding children and young people is a sensitive and difficult area and requires a working together ethos. All staff and visitors have a responsibility to help identify children and young people who are at risk of significant harm and in need of protection.
If you have a child protection/safeguarding concern about a young person, you must report it to a member of the Safeguarding Team via the school office immediately.
Managing Allegations Against Members of Staff
In exceptional circumstances, you may have concerns about the conduct of a staff member.
It is very important to do the following:
- If it is a member of staff, you must share your concerns with the Headteacher.
- If it is the Headteacher, you must share your concerns with Mr Peter Barley, Chair of Governors of Galley Hill Primary School (contact details are available in the Child Protection Policy).
Allegations against staff will be referred to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who manages allegations against members of staff. Any further action will be coordinated by the LADO.
Anthony McGeeney, Headteacher, is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Galley Hill Primary School.
Should you need to contact him, please call 01287 635540.
If Anthony McGeeney is not available, one of the school’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads(DDSL) will be able to assist you. Ali Jennings & Nathan Duke are the school’s DDSLs.
Below are some links which may be helpful to you:
Cleveland Police: https://www.cleveland.police.uk/contact-us/
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection: https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Below are key documents. Please refer to these documents for any further details you might require.