Child Protection Information

Summary of Child Protection Information for Visitors and Volunteers


The Pines School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.

Our school will support all children by:

Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school

Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness

Effectively tackling bullying and harassment


We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.

At The Pines School in order to protect our children, we aim to:

Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to

Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse

Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse


Everyone working with our children their parents and carers should be aware that:

Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.

They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised

They should involve the Designated Senior Lead (DSL) immediately

If the DSP is not available to contact the alternative Deputy DSL.

Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.


If anything worries you or concerns you, report it straight away.

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.


DSL Name: Miss Emma Pearce – Headteacher

If this person is not available please contact:

Deputy DSL Name: Mrs C McCormick – Acting Deputy Headteacher

If this person is not available please contact:

Deputy DSL Name: Mrs P Campbell – Senior Teacher