At Wilmington Primary School our approach to safeguarding is child-centred and we consider at all times the best interest of the child. The following overview outlines our commitment to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
- Mrs Scott is the designated safeguarding lead, she provides support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaises with other agencies such as children’s social care.
- Mrs Moore and Miss Bell are also safeguarding leads and together with Mrs Scott regular meetings are held to discuss any ongoing safeguarding or welfare concerns, offering support and guidance where necessary.
- All staff members receive safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated. In addition, all staff members receive safeguarding and child protection updates.
- A central record is kept of all adults who either work in the school or who help as volunteers with details of DBS checks in place.
- Any visitors to the school are required to report to the office and sign in securely through our electronic system. Visitors are expected to wear a visitor badge, and remain with a member of staff throughout their visit, unless they can produce a DBS and form of photographic ID.
- Senior members of staff involved in the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff have received recognised training in safer recruitment, and have put in place appropriate procedures to ensure that appropriate checks have been made before appointments are taken up.
- All staff, including non-teaching staff know the procedures for reporting safeguarding or welfare concerns.
- All children understand the importance of feeling safe and they are aware of how to report concerns about themselves or others.
- All students are aware of the importance of e-safety and have received leesons about the safe use of the internet.
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- Delivery of relevant and current safeguarding issues are addressed and delivered through a mapped programme of PSHE through weekly lessons.
- The student council discuss issues surrounding feeling safe in school and feeds back to Mrs. Scott.
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If you are sending electronic safeguarding files to the school, please can you send to email@example.com and not to a specific staff members email address. Please also note that we do not use CPOMs, but Edukey for our safeguarding system and so files cannot be transferred to us through this.
If you are delivering files to the school, please ensure they are sent via secure recorded delivery and marked for the attention of the DSL.