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  • Open Events October 2021

    We are very disappointed to announce that due to the current Covid outbreak at the College we have had to cancel all open events.  If you have any questions about our school, please email admin@chulmleigh.devon.sch.uk and we will be very happy to help.  

     

Suspected Child Abuse Within The Provision Procedure

Statement of Intent

If an allegation of child abuse is made against a member of staff, which could be by a parent or colleague, an immediate and thorough investigation will be conducted by the Designated Safeguarding Officer in conjunction with the child’s parents and the CAT Preschools Directors.

Procedures

  • The staff member, or volunteer, against whom the allegations have been made will be suspended pending further investigation on full pay;
  • The matter will be referred to the Local Authority and every co-operation afforded to any investigation by Police and Social Services;
  • Ofsted will be notified of the allegations and informed of the outcome;
  • The child’s parents will be kept fully informed throughout;
  • Staff will need to work with the child and their family to offer them support and rebuild trust;
  • The staff will be supported throughout by the Designated Safeguarding Officer and CAT Preschools Directors;
  • The provision will need to check its policies and procedures and review as necessary in light of the allegations and the outcome of any investigation.