Lawnswood Campus PRUs recognise their legal duty under S175 Education Act 2002 and the 1989 Children Act and take seriously their responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all children. They recognise that effective child protection
work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-
operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in
responding to child protection situations.
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
Together (WSCT), 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 here.