Clifford Holroyde SEN College ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment.  Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

The school also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular, police, health and children’s services.  Schools  are not able to investigate child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them.  In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral.  However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter.  We acknowledge the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset.  The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.

Clifford Holroyde SEN College will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family. 

  1.  Ensure they know what their children can access online
  2. Ensure children understand the importance of not giving personal information to anyone they do not know
  3. Tell their children no-one has the right to make them do anything they do not want to do
  4. Use parental controls to keep children safe

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