At St. Martin’s CE VA Primary School, we recognise that all pupils are our responsibility and concern. We want to work in partnership with families, and discuss with them any concerns we may have, or that they may have. It is a priority to inform and involve families at every stage in their child’s time at the school. However, since our first priority is the welfare of children, there may be rare occasions when our concern about a child means that we have to consult other agencies, even before we contact the child’s family. The East Riding Safeguarding Children Board (ERSCB) has laid down the procedures we follow, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to the Head teacher, your child’s class teacher, Mrs Jean Atkinson, or Mrs Rebecca Thomas (see below) who is the Governor with responsibility for Child Protection.