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Schools and Safeguarding

So the guidance from the Department of Education is clear on Emotional Abuse of children even if it neglects to specifically use the phrase Parental Alienation anywhere.

It’s also clear that safeguarding concerns do not fall solely under actual physical abuse, or the symptoms of emotional abuse – neglect and abuse can be hidden by children and by adults – and the guidance shows that schools should be aware of this, most especially in cases which involve neglect.

Remember that neglect covers “the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development” and thus a savvy and aware staff member could and should trigger this when they become aware that contact is being obstructed or other emotional abuse of the child is taking place.

Unsurprisingly the majority of school safeguarding policies that our research team gathered are very similar to each other and follow the same formula.

These policies are often (but not always) published publicly on the various school websites and you should be able to grab a copy from any of the schools in your area, or the area in which your children live. If they don’t publish it on their website a simple email or call to the school office will often get you a copy (some of the copies we obtained arrived a bit dog-eared and some weeks later after chasing but still, they arrived eventually)



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