Wheatley CE Primary School recognises its responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection and believes that the welfare of all children is of paramount concern.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing the impairment of their health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe, effective and nurturing care and undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
There are five main elements;
As part of our safeguarding duties, we also recognise that we have a duty to protect children from the risk of radicalisation in line with the government Prevent duty. Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism.
If you have any concerns about the welfare or safety of a child, please speak to one of our designated leads for safeguarding:
Mrs Anneka Fisher (Co-headteacher)
Mrs Gillian Standing (Co-headteacher)
Mrs Vicki Selby (Family Support Worker)
Mrs Liz Elsom is the link governor for safeguarding and can be contacted via the school office.
Safeguarding and the Curriculum
The curriculum deals with safeguarding in two ways. Firstly, in subjects such as Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE), relevant discussions around related issues take place with the children. Topics include such themes as keeping safe and protective behaviours, drugs, alcohol, relationships, trusted adults, and E-safety.
Secondly, the curriculum is designed so that safety issues within the subject are discussed and safe practices explained, such as using equipment properly in PE and Design and Technology. Appropriate staffing levels and adult : pupil ratios will be maintained at all times when the curriculum is being delivered outside of the school site. The lead adult always risk assesses visits and trips to ensure children are safeguarded and protected from harm. Visiting speakers, with the correct clearance and/or constant supervision, are always welcome into school so that they can give specialist knowledge to the children (e.g. police officer).
Additional information relating to safeguarding can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
Children can also access support via the Childline website:
Click on the link below to visit the website:
Please click below to view the Child Protection and Safeguarding policy in full.