KEY INFORMATION

Leicester City Primary PRU operates a Child Protection and Safeguarding policy in line with legal requirements. As parents and carers you need to know that the Children Act 1989 requires all staff at the PRU to pass on information which raises concerns that a child may be at risk from non-accidental injury, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse.

Click on the links for further information

 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2019 statutory guidance

Keeping Children Safe in Education Information for Parents/Carers leaflet

Early Help   Access to a range of support services

Prevent 

Prevent is the Government’s strategy to stop people becoming involved in violent extremism or supporting terrorism, in all its forms. Prevent works within the non-criminal space, using early engagement to encourage individuals and communities to challenge violent extremist ideologies and behaviours.

Channel  

Channel is an early intervention multi-agency process designed to safeguard vulnerable people who may have been referred from being drawn into violent extremist or terrorist behaviour.

Channel works in a similar way to existing safeguarding partnerships aimed at protecting vulnerable people.

FGM

Forced marriage

Private Fostering

Operation Encompass

All of these procedures are intended to protect children and schools are encouraged to take the attitude that where there are grounds for concern it is better to be over-cautious than risk a child's safety. They therefore have an unavoidable duty to contact the Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Occasionally, this duty on the Headteacher and other Designated Safeguarding Leads means that they must risk upsetting some parents by reporting a concern that, upon investigation, proves to be unfounded. In these circumstances, it is hoped that parents/carers will appreciate how difficult it is for schools to carry out this delicate responsibility and accept that they are acting in good faith and have to take these steps tin the best interest of children.

The Management Committee is responsible for ensuring that the PRU follows the procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board in the 'Every Child Matters: Change for Children' guidance. This guidance is underpinned by the 2004 Children Act. Detailed information is available on the website www.lcitylscb.org/

The H.M. Government publication 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' provides the guidance for child protection procedures at the Leicester City Primary PRU.

In most cases of child protection, the Management Committee will delegate responsibility to the Headteacher.

Who to contact for advice and support or to report a concern

You may be unsure about whether you're right to be worried, but it is important that you don't keep any concerns to yourself.

Leicester City Primary PRU

Designated Safeguarding Leads    0116 208 1470     safeguarding@pru.leicester.sch.uk

 

Children's Social Care

Leicester City Council     0116 454 1004     das.team@leicester.gov.uk

Leicestershire County Council     0116 305 0005     childrensduty@leics.gov.uk

Rutland County Council     01572 758407     childrensreferrals@rutland.gcsx.gov.uk

 

Police

For non emergencies you should call 101 or 0116 222 2222

If you are concerned that a child is in immediate danger you should call 999.

 

Safeguarding Children Boards

More information is available on both the Leicester City and Leicestershire & Rutland Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

Leicester City     www.lcitylscb.org/

Leicestershire & Rutland     lrsb.org.uk

 

The New Futures Project

The project supports girls and boys at risk of sexual exploitation     0116 251 0803     www.new-futures.org.uk

 

CEOP

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and exploitation     www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

 

Barnardo's

The LSCB's are supporting Barnardo's 'Cut Them Free' campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and help prevent it happening to young people in our area     www.barnardos.org/cutthemfree

 

Pace

A support and information agency for parents about child sexual exploitation     www.paceuk.info

SAFEGUARDING

Leicester City Primary PRU

Gervas Road

Thurnby Lodge

Leicester, LE5 2EJ

Telephone:  0116 208 1470

Email: office@pru.leicester.sch.uk