All parents need to understand that schools have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are their pupils/students, that this responsibility necessitates a child protection policy and procedures and that a school or institution may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.


Holwell School has a Child Protection Policy and a copy of Hertfordshire Area Child Protection Procedures, both of which are available for parents / carers to see.


The Headteacher is the Designated Senior Person for Child Protection. He will be happy to discuss any question or concerns parents / carers may have about Child Protection Policies and Practice.