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CHILD PROTECTION QUESTIONNAIRE

Name

Date

1. Who are the designated members of staff responsible for Child Protection at The Kings School?

2. All members of staff at The Kings School have a statutory responsibility to safeguard children to the
age of?

3. The Governors and Headteacher are legally bound to have the correct procedures for Child
Protection in place. Who is liable if you fail to follow these procedures?

4. What are the four types of abuse?

5. If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, what should you do?

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6. If a child has been physically abused name four places of the body where this would be noticeable?
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7. If a child is being emotionally abused, how do you think this might manifest itself in terms of the
youngsters perception of themselves?

8. Name one of the possible signs of sexual abuse (please do not put is pregnant!)?

9. Name two signs of neglect?

10. Once you have passed on your concern verbally what should you do next?

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11. If a child approaches you and asks if you can keep a secret what should you say?

12. In view of the fact you should not pass judgement, which prompts are more appropriate
when/what or how/why?

13. If you are aware that a pupil may be infatuated with you or another member of staff what should
you do?

14. What is the Child Protection position regarding the contact of a student by staff via e-mail/my space
and/or facebook?

15. It is crucial that you protect yourself against allegations. How would you go about speaking to a
pupil if they are underachieving in your class?

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Please read the Schools Whistleblowing Policy which can be found on the Staff Shares R:\Staff General Area\Policies\Whistleblowing Policy and Proceedure June 2012nf.pdf
And
The summary of Guidance for Safer Working Practice for adults who Work with Children and Young
People in Education Settings. The full document can be found in Staff Shares R:\Child Protection
(All Staff)\Guidance for Safer Working Practice Who Work with Children and Young People in
Edyucation Settings, 2009 .pdf

I confirm that I have completed Child Protection Questionnaire, read the Schools Whistleblowing
Policy and the Summary of Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults Who Work with
Children and Young People in Education Settings.
Signed:

Date:

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GUIDANCE
Summary of Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults Who Work with
Children and Young People in Education Settings
All staff should:

be aware that the welfare of the child is paramount (Children Act 1989);
be responsible for their own actions and behaviour;
avoid any conduct which would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and
intentions;
work, and be seen to work in an open and transparent way;
discuss and/or take advice promptly from their line manager or another senior member of staff over
any incident, which may give rise to concern;
make records of any such incident and of decisions made/further actions agreed, in accordance with
school policy for keeping and maintaining records;
apply the same professional standards regardless of gender or sexuality;
know the name of their designated person for child protection, be familiar with local child
protection arrangements and understand their safeguarding responsibilities;
be aware that breaches of the law and other professional guidelines could result in criminal or
disciplinary action being taken against them;
ensure their behaviour remains professional at all times, including their dress and use of language;
never use their power and influence over children to their own advantage;
not engage in personal email or telephone contact with pupils including text messaging and social
network sites;
never engage in any sexual relationship with pupils in or out of school.

NOTE:

Sexual Offences Act 2003 makes it an offence for adults working in a position of trust to
have a sexual relationship with a young person up to the age of 18
Staff should also ensure that:
communication with pupils is never sexually suggestive;
any out of school contact is planned and agreed with senior staff and parents;
physical contact with pupils is minimal, time limited and age appropriate;
intimate care and first aid is only be administered according to school policy;
physical intervention is never used as punishment and should follow school policy recorded and
reported;
when working in one to one situations there is visual access and remote or secluded areas are
avoided;
areas of the curriculum do not include any sexually explicit or other sensitive material and that
advice from senior staff is taken if there is any chance of misinterpretation;
there is no unauthorised use of images of children;
internet use is according to school policy and there is no access to inappropriate material;
they guard against any pupil forming an infatuation with them and report any such concerns to
senior staff;
they do not receive gifts other than small tokens of appreciation and do not give gifts other than as
part of an agreed reward system or to all children equally;
they adhere to confidentiality protocols and discuss any information sharing issue with senior staff if
in any doubt ;
they do not hesitate to report concerns about other staff behaviour in the interest of both staff and
children involved.

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