This document provides the basis for good practice within the PRUs for child protection work. It should be read in conjunction with Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB), Multi-Agency Child Protection Policies and Procedures. These are in keeping with relevant national procedures and reflect what the Directorate considers to be safe and professional practice in this context. Child protection has to be considered within professionals’ wider “safeguarding” responsibilities that include a duty to co-operate under the Children Act 2004.
These procedures aim to provide a framework which ensures that all practice in the area of child protection is consistent with stated values and procedures that underpin all work with children and young people.
Lawnswood Campus PRUs recognise their legal duty under s.175/157 Education Act 2002 to work with other agencies in safeguarding children and protecting them form “significant harm”.
These duties are defined by:
For further information regarding our safeguarding procedures please refer to our Safeguarding Policy. You can download an electronic version here.