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Child Safety/Child Protection Policy
 
All education establishments and services must take positive steps to help children protect themselves by ensuring that programmes of health and personal safety are central to the curriculum and should have in place a curriculum that ensures that children have a clear understanding of the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour on the part of another person, no matter who.
 
As with other areas of the curriculum, you will be kept informed of the health and personal safety programme for your child’s establishment.
 
Schools, establishments and services must create and maintain a positive ethos and climate which actively promotes child welfare and a safe environment by:
 
Ensuring that children are respected and listened to
Ensuring that programmes of health and personal safety are central to the curriculum
Ensuring that staff are aware of child protection issues and procedures
Establishing and maintaining close working relationships and arrangements with all other agencies to make sure that professionals collaborate effectively in protecting children.
 
Should any member of staff have concerns regarding the welfare or safety of any child they must report these concerns to the head of establishment. The head, or the person deputising for the head, after judging that there may be grounds for concern regarding the welfare or safety of any pupil must then immediately advise the duty senior social worker at the local social work services area office of the circumstances.
 
 
 
Data Protection Act 1998 
 
Information on children and young people, parents and carers is stored on a computer system and may be used for teaching, registration, assessment and other administrative duties. The information is protected by the Data Protection Act 1998 and may only be disclosed in accordance with the Codes of Practice. For further information please contact school.
 
 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2oo2 enables any person to obtain information from Scottish public authorities.  The Act applies to all Scottish public authorities including Scottish Government and its agencies, Scottish Parliament, Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, Universities and further education colleges and the Police.
 
Public authorities have to allow access to the following information:
  • the provision, cost and standard of service
  • factual information or decision-making
  • the reasons for decisions made for it
 
The legal right of access includes all types of ‘recorded’ information of any data held by the Scottish public authorities.  From 1st January 2005, any person who makes a request for information must be provided with it, subject to certain conditions
 
Further information is provided on the Glasgow City Council website:
 
Internet facilities are provided at all Glasgow City Council Public Libraries and real Learning Centres.
     
 
Comments and Complaints
 
If you have a comment or complaint please approach the Head Teacher in the first instance.
If the Head Teacher does not resolve the issue to your satisfaction, you should contact our Customer Liaison Unit who will:
 
  • take a totally neutral stance in fully investigating your complaint
 
  • acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 5 working days
 
  • give a full written response within a further 10 working days, unless another timescale has been agreed.
 
 
The Customer liaison Unit can be contacted by phone or e-mail:
 
Phone – 0141 287 3655/4688
 
Customer Liaison Unit
Education Services
Glasgow City Council
Wheatley House
25 Cochrane Street
Glasgow
G1 1HL