Safeguarding

At Wellstead Primary School, it is paramount that everyone in our school community is happy and safe. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and are listened to.

 

We strictly follow the procedures set out by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSBC) and HCC and take account of guidance issued by the DfE.

 

Preventing radicalisation and extremism

Since the ‘Education and Inspections Act 2006’ schools have a duty to promote community cohesion. Over the last few years global events have led to a growth of extremist viewpoints, including advocacy of violent extremism. 

Schools have an important part to play in both educating children and young people about extremism and recognising when pupils start to become radicalised. In March 2015 new statutory duties were placed on schools by the ‘Counter Terrorism and Security Act,’ (2015) which means they must work to prevent children being drawn into extremism. Safeguarding children from all risks of harm is an important part of a school’s work and protecting them from extremism is one aspect of that. 

At Wellstead Primary School we ensure that through our school vision, values, rules, diverse curriculum and teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. The governing body also ensures that this ethos is reflected and implemented effectively in school policy and practice and that there are effective risk assessments in place to safeguard and promote students’ welfare. 

We have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Pupils who attend our school have the right to learn in safety. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and will challenge derogatory language and behaviour towards others.

If for any reason a child is not happy in school or is worried about any aspect of school life, they able to speak to any member of staff. All children are aware of the ‘worry boxes and ‘worry posters’ displayed in every classroom which reassures them that there is always someone they can speak to.

Here you can find our ‘Safeguarding Policy’, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education Document’ and other useful files: 

 

Child Protection Policy Recruitment Policy
Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens Board - Safeguarding Audit (July 2018)
Safeguarding Policy
Anti Bullying Policy
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Anti Bullying Presentation (Nov 2014)
Working Together to Safeguard Children - July 2018 ICT and Computing Policy
Safeguarding Information for Parents and Carers E-Safety Presentation (Feb 2016)
Information Sharing Advice Practitioners Safeguarding Services (July 2018)
Missing Child Policy Social Media Policy
Peer on Peer Abuse Policy GDPR (General Data Protection) Policy
Restrictive Physical Intervention GDPR DfE Toolkit for Schools - April 2018
Health and Safety Policy Privacy Notice for Pupils and Parents
Arrivals and Departures Guidance - June 2018 Privacy Notice for Staff
Whistleblowing Policy  
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between Children in Schools and Colleges - December 2017
Prevent Strategy - As advised by the local authority, please see part one of the HSCB Safeguarding policy

Here are links to sites you may also find useful: 

Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens Board  
Internet Watch Foundation Stop it now
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection NSPCC
CEOP – Think you know  

In addition to being safe in school, Wellstead Primary School always promotes online Safety. We have a dedicated page explaining what we do in school and how you can keep your child safe when using the internet at home. 

Should you have any concerns, please feel free to contact any of the adults in our safeguarding team, these are Mr Matthew Robinson, Miss Emma Bourner, Mrs Becky Roberts, Mr Steve Cook, Mrs Louise Schepens and Miss Claire Spence. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Pat Taylor.