Inverclyde Council Education Services has Child Protection Guidelines and Procedures which all schools are required to follow. Education Services work very closely with other agencies namely Strathclyde Police, Social Work Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the Children’s Reporter to support children. Common responsibilities of all staff are to protect children from abuse and exploitation, to respond appropriately when abuse is identified, and to ensure whenever possible that all children are able to exercise their right to be raised in a warm, stimulating and safe environment, supported by their families or carers.
In St Patrick’s, all staff have a responsibility to safeguard and protect our children. Safety is our first priority in our responsibility of Getting It Right For Every Child. Staff with any concerns about a child’s safety or welfare report directly to Mrs Doherty, Mrs Ogilby or Mrs Coggins; who each undertake the role of Child Protection Officers.