REPORTING OF ABSENCE

REPORTING OF ABSENCE
For the increased security of our children and families, Calderdale Safeguarding Childrens Board have introduced a new procedure for absence recording across all Calderdale Primary and Junior Schools.
With immediate effect, a text will be sent to the Priority 1 parent of an absent child within 30 mins of school starting. If no response is received to the text, Priority 1 parent will be called within 45 minutes of school starting. If a response is still not received, every contact will be called until a reply is received, ensuring that someone from outside of the family home has been contacted. If no contact is made within the first hour of school starting, the Headteacher or Designated Safeguarding Lead will be alerted. If still no response, a second text and email will be issued to the first and second contact on our list. A home visit will follow if possible and appropriate by the school. Finally, if all other stages have been completed and there is still no contact, the police will be contacted using the 101 number