Child Protection

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CP Co-ordinator – Mrs Jill McDonald (DHT)

 At EHS we work hard to keep our students safe - all children and young people have a right to feel safe within school, home and community.

• All staff at EHS have a statutory and professional responsibility to take action if we have reason to believe a child is suffering, or is at risk of abuse. They are aware of their child protection responsibilities and every year all staff attend a child protection update. Many of our staff undertake additional multi-agency child protection training

• The Scottish Borders Child Protection procedures set out what we will do if we have reason to believe a child is being abused or is at risk of abuse, either within the home or the community. These procedures are designed to ensure that children and young people get the help they need when they need it.

• The Child Protection Co-ordinator for EHS is Mrs Jill McDonald (DHT). She has the responsibility for overseeing child protection concerns as well as those young people who are care experienced. In Mrs McDonald’s absence, please report concerns to Mr Justin Sinclair (Head Teacher).

What to do if you have a child protection concern?

If you have any concerns that a child is being harmed or is at risk of harm, please call without delay. You can contact Mrs McDonald at school or Social Work directly.

Protecting Children

You can call:

01896 662787 (Duty Children and Families Social Work Team)
01896 752111 (Out of office hours that covers all areas)

Emergency contact

If you consider a child or young person is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999 immediately.

Need more information about keeping our children and young people safe?

The Scottish Borders Child Protection Committee online website offers some suggested links to websites to better inform you about safety issues such as Internet safety and Child Sexual Exploitation as well as letting you know about opportunities for training in Child Protection. You can also find the Scottish Borders Child Protection Procedures on this website:

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