Safeguarding Children

Wychbold First and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding and Welfare of our Pupils

This school believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
Our aim is to work together to safeguard children by:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or is at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Mrs Claire Howitt.

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead and EYFS lead is Miss Helen Bromley

The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Mrs Eleanor Sinton

We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.

 

 Staying Safe Online

The internet is such an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.

Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.

So, how can you protect your child online?

The answer is simple. If you understand the internet and understand what the risks are, there are a number of things you can do that will make your child safer online...

 

Click Clever, Click Safe

A new internet safety code has been developed with three simple rules

to teach your child so they can be safe online:

'Zip It, Block It, Flag It'

Keep your children safe online

To find out more information please follow one of these links:

Kidsmart

Government Internet Safety

http://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

www.drugwatch.com/health/children/

 

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