Safeguarding

 

We strictly follow the procedures set out by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) 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 ‘butterfly boxes and ‘worry posters’ displayed in every classroom which reassures them that there is always someone they can speak to.

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please click images for full downloadable version of the Safeguarding information for parents, carers and partner agencies.

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

 

Safeguarding

Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding Policy
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working Together to Safeguard Children (July 2018)
Information Sharing Advice Practitioners Safeguarding Services (July 2018)

Antibullying

Anti Bullying Policy
Anti Bullying Presentation (Nov 2018)

E-Safety

ICT and Computing Policy
Social Media Policy
E-Safety Presentation (Feb 2016)

GDPR

GDPR (General Data Protection) Policy
GDPR DfE Toolkit for Schools (April 2018)
Privacy Notice for Pupils and Parents
Privacy Notice for Staff

Policies inc. DFE Advice

Missing Child Policy
Peer on Peer Abuse Policy
Restrictive Physical Intervention
Health and Safety Policy
Whistleblowing Policy
Recruitment Policy
Code of Conduct
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between Children in Schools and Colleges (December 2017)

Walking to and from school

Arrivals and Departures Guidance (June 2018)

Here are links to sites you may also find useful: 

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

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 Rev. Fiona Gibbs.