At Winterslow School, we believe that every child has the right to be safe and so be cared for in a way that ensures their safety and also meets individual needs. We recognise that all children need protection at all times from anything or anyone that may cause them harm. We work together following our Child Protection Policy to ensure we achieve this. We respect all members of the school’s community and treat information with confidentiality.
Child Protection is a key aspect of safeguarding, it refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm. Safeguarding, in addition to child protection, incorporates issues including pupil health and safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse.
The responsibility for child safeguarding falls on everybody employed by the school. All adults who work at Winterslow School are expected to support and uphold the school’s Child Protection Policy, with overall responsibility falling upon the Headteacher. All staff, including volunteers, have a statutory obligation to report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (Mrs Bone) if there is suspicion of abuse/neglect of a pupil or if a pupil discloses abuse or allegations of abuse. We follow the child protection procedures set out by the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board and will have regard to statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2015.
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We are also aware of the need to keep pupils safe in this digital age and promote on line E-Safety across each year group of the school, ensuring children are aware of our Internet Use expectations and how to keep themselves safe when using the Internet.
It is essential that school and parents/carers work together to promote E-Safety messages to the children in our care and to provide guidance to children on how to keep safe on line and what to do if they are uncomfortable in a situation.