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Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding lead is the Headteacher, Mrs C Holloway
cholloway@watertonacademytrust.org tel. 01924 864711
Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead is Mrs D Lindley
dlindley@watertonacademytrust.org tel. 01924 864711
Designated Child in Care person is Mrs C Holloway
cholloway@watertonacademytrust.org tel. 01924 864711
Designated governor for safeguarding is Angela Eggleston
aeggleston@watertonacademytrust.org tel. 01924 864711

 

 

Safeguarding statement – Child Protection

 

The welfare of children is of paramount importance and it is the responsibility of the school to safeguard all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, education staff have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect. Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required, as part of local child protection procedures, to report their concerns to Social Care Direct immediately. The Headteacher, Mrs C Holloway, is the designated safeguarding lead and Mrs D Lindley is the deputy designated safeguarding lead.

 

Safeguarding statement ~ Safe recruitment and selection of staff.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act; therefore, all convictions must be declared. Providing false information is an offence. Appointed staff, governors, regular volunteers and trainees have identity, qualification and criminal records bureau checks and have been successfully cleared to work with children.

 

This is an Operation Encompass School

Operation Encompass Website

 

 

Prevent strategy

 

What is the Prevent strategy?

Prevent is a government strategy which aims to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism or extremist causes.

 

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

All schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views.
Our designated prevent lead in school is the Headteacher, Mrs C Holloway.

 

 

What do we do in school?

 

Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive and happy members of society. In school we make sure we:

  • Provide a safe place for pupils to discuss issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.
  • Teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
  • Through our RSHE curriculum we teach children about the importance of making the right choices, being tolerant of others, valuing other’s views and the need to respect similarities and differences.
  • We challenge negative attitudes and stereotypes.
  • We teach children about how they can keep themselves safe.
  • We use filters on the internet to make sure children can’t access unsuitable material, and we vet visitors who come into school to work with pupils.

We have three very simple school rules, which are referred to as our school rights. It is everyone’s responsibility in the school to keep these rights.

  1. Everyone has the right to be treated with respect.
  2. Everyone has the right to learn.
  3. Everyone has the right to feel and be safe.

DfE Guidance – The Prevent Duty – June 2015

 

 

Young People’s Safeguarding Charter

 

Here is a link to the Young People of Wakefield’s Safeguarding Charter. Children and Young People in Wakefield want to feel safe, and as a result they have created their Safeguarding Charter which explains what young people expect of the adults in their community to enable them to feel safe and ensure they feel well cared for.

 

Our safeguarding policies for download:

 

 

E-safeguarding

The internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction and the school has a duty to provide children and young people with quality access as part of their learning experience. It is the duty of the school to ensure that every child and young person in its care is safe. E-Safeguarding includes all aspects of technologies and electronic communications including tablets and mobile phones.

 

Please click on the hyperlinks below for further information:

 

CEOP Online Reporting
Are you worried about the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors

 

Educate Against Hate
Government advice and trusted resources to safeguard young people from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.

 

E-safety Information for Parents of the Under 5’s
Frequently asked questions, information and tips to help keep under 5’s safe online.

 

National Online Safety – 7 Questions to help you start a conversation with your child about online safety
7 questions that will help you start an initial conversation with your child, so you have a better understanding of what they do online and how you can protect them.

 

O2 and NSPCC Helpline Poster
Some issues are easier to talk through. So O2 and NSPCC have set up a free helpline to help keep children safe online.

 

Parentinfo.org
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.

 

Place2be
Provides mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research.

 

Prevent Awareness Pamphlet for Parents
Prevent is a government strategy designed to prevent the support of extremist causes.

 

Share Aware Booklet
We tell children it’s good to share, but online it’s different. That’s why we’re asking parents and carers to be Share Aware.

 

Social Media Age Restrictions Guide for Parents
Are you aware of the minimum age for account numbers on popular social media sites and apps?

 

Social Media Guidance for Parents
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.

 

Teaching Online Safety in School – DfE
Guidance supporting schools to teach their pupils how to stay safe online, within new and existing school subjects.

 

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership
The Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) is a partnership of all of the relevant statutory, voluntary and community agencies involved in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people living in Wakefield.

The WSCP is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant children’s organisations in Wakefield co-operate to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people and to ensure the effectiveness of the work they carry out.

 

Watch with your child – ages 4 to 7 years – to learn about Esafety – Jessie and Friends
This series of three animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.

 

Watch with your child – ages 7 to 11 years – to learn about Esafety – The adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew
These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.

 

WF-I-Can
WF-I-CAN is a place to find information and advice as well as self-help tips that can increase confidence and resilience.

 

Your Child’s Online World Booklet O2 and NSPCC
This booklet offers some simple guidance about the risks your child might face online, some advice about what you can do to keep them safe, and where you can go for more help and support.

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Due to health and safety, the school has had to close today because of no water. 18/06/2021