Runwell Community Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care.  “The welfare of the child is paramount” (Children Act 1989).

At Runwell School …

  • We make every effort to protect and safeguard our children from any form of harm and we expect that everyone associated with the children will behave in a way that maintains this;
  • We expect adults and children to speak and behave in such a way that no-one will be offended or upset by anyone’s comments or actions;
  • We ensure that pupils know that there are adults within the school who they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty, and we encourage them to tell us if any adult in school behaves in a way that causes them any concern.

We expect all our parents/carers to inform us if they ever become aware of a child who may be at risk of harm so that we can take appropriate action to safeguard the child’s welfare. If we all take responsibility for looking after the children they will grow up as confident people who can achieve a great deal.

Runwell’s Child Protection Policy and the DfE’s document Keeping Children Safe in Education can be downloaded via the buttons below. (Paper copies available on request.)

Child Protection Policy
Keeping Children Safe in Education