The Children Law (Guernsey and Alderney) 2008 states that all States Departments have a duty to work together and share information to ensure that children and young people get the services they require. This is also essential to protect children and young people from suffering harm, abuse or neglect and to prevent them from offending.
All island schools are required to comply with the Interagency Guidelines on Child Protection. These may be located at http://www.icpc.gg/
The guidelines emphasise that everyone has an important part to play in preventing the abuse of children, and in responding to situations where they think that a child may be suffering, or at risk of suffering from serious harm.
Therefore if we have concerns about a child or believe that a child has suffered or is likely to suffer serious harm then the Child Protection Officer (CPO) will make enquiries to the Multi-Agency Support Hub (MASH) using the MASH enquiry form
Any concerns raised by members of staff in the school will be reported to the Headteacher and CPO, who will contact HSC colleagues as appropriate.
At Forest Primary School the Child Protection Officers are:
Mrs Paula Sullivan
Mr Adrian Paul