A child’s welfare is of paramount importance. At St Wulstan's, we will establish and maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children will be encouraged to be able to talk feely to any member of staff at our schools if they are worried or have concerns about something. Everyone who comes in contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.
We recognise that staff and volunteers who are in positions of trust in schools play a particularly important role as they can identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding and protection is concerned. All staff members must always act in the best interests of the child’s welfare. All staff, volunteers and visitors will, through information giving, training and induction know how to recognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a child and how to record and report on this information. We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will know what the adult will have to do with any information they have chosen to disclose. Throughout the curriculum we will provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe. They will also be extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills.
We will work in partnership to establish and maintain effective working relationship with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies as advised in the most recent versions of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KSIE) and such DfE guidance as ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’.
Safeguarding Policy and Keeping Children Safe in Education
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Kim Savage
Telephone: 01299 877808
As part of our Safeguarding ethos we encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonably practicable steps are taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils.
The booklet below has been produced by the Department of Children, Schools and Families:
Other Policies and Documents
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