Responding to concerns

Notifying Parents
We will normally seek to discuss any concerns about pupils with their parents and the DSL will make contact with parents in the event of a concern, suspicion or disclosure.
Our focus, however, has to be the safety and well-being of the pupils. Therefore, if we believe that notifying parents could increase the risk to any of our pupils, advice will first be sought from Children's Social Care and/or the police before parents are contacted.
What can parents do if they are concerned?
If you are concerned about a child, even if you're unsure, you can contact the NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000 or email for help, advice and support.
You can talk to the DSL or the DDSL in school.