At Winslow CE School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are regularly trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional / sexual harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads, both of whom are members of our Senior Management Team and have received appropriate training for this role.
The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. On rare occasions, our concern about a child requires us to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.
Designated safeguarding leads
Mrs Caroline Colmer (Head Teacher)
Mrs Tracy Thomas (Assistant Head)
If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Head teacher, Mrs Colmer, or your child’s class teacher: the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies can be found on the school website.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection. Follow the link if you have concerns about the exploitation of a child and would like to report it to the police.
Visit Think U Know for helpful advice on Keeping Sage on the internet.
For any parents who were unable to attend the parent presentation ‘Safeguarding from Online Harms’, please see the useful summary provided by Alison Watts, which may be of interest.
Some parents also requested the Family Agreement which was mentioned. This is also attached for your use.