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 for our Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy, written by our Junior Leadership Team
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 2023
Click here to read Working Together to Safeguard Children
Click here for our child-friendly child-on-child abuse policy
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
Our Home School Liaison Officer is Mrs. W Schofield
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.
STRANGER DANGER REMINDER
The police have asked us to share stranger danger advice with you to help keep you safe when you are out and about and travelling to and from school.
STRANGER DANGER PREVENTION ADVICE
Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure you stay safe on the street.
- Never go off on your own with a stranger, take things from them or get in a car with them
- Make sure you tell your parents where you are
- If someone scares you, or makes you feel uncomfortable go somewhere safe, which could be your home, your school or a police station
- Remember to tell someone what has happened straight away
- If you have Snapchat check the settings on the new location sharing feature, Snap Maps , including details about how to change your settings and tips for staying safe.
Signposting for children and young people
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
Signposting for adult stakeholders
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.