All staff and Governors of St. Wulstan’s Roman Catholic Primary School take as our first priority the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils, to minimise risk and to work together with other agencies to ensure rigorous arrangements are in place within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm and to keep them safe and secure whilst in our care.
We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children and provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
As a school, we play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. We have regular contact with children and so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.
As a school we can safeguard children by:
- Creating safe environments for children through robust safeguarding practices
- Ensuring that adults who work in school, including volunteers, don’t pose a risk to children
- Making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep up to date with policy and practice
- Teaching children about staying safe
- Creating and maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem
Click here to read our full Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Click here to read our addendum to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy COVID-19, returning to school
Click here to read our Safeguarding Information Leaflet for Parents/Carers.
Click here to read our Safeguarding Information Leaflet for Visitors and Volunteers.
Click here to read the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020.
Click here to read Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Click here for How to Help a Child
Click here to access the NSPCC website and support for parents
Click here to access Thinkuknow, the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline
Click here to register for free and access ParentInfo, help and advice for families in a digital world
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ Keeping Children Safe Online - a brilliant site for parents to talk with their children about what apps and social networks they can use
0808 8005002 is the free NSPCC and O2 online safety helpline which can help parents keep their child safe online, including giving advice about parental controls, social media networks and reporting inappropriate content
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss F. Hadfield, Headteacher
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss E. Seedall, Deputy Head
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs. R Ramsay
Internet Safety Leaflets and Parent Guides to Games Consoles - how to set filters and keep your child safe online. Step by step guides. Click here.