Keeping Children Safe
Safeguarding is always a priority at Wrington C of E Primary School. Staff and Governors are trained in many different aspects of safeguarding including Basic awareness training, specialist training for Safeguarding Leads, Child Sexual Exploitation, Prevent (Anti radicalisation) , Domestic Violence and other areas such as bereavement to name but a few. Safeguarding training updates take place at least annually. Policies and procedures are continually updated to reflect new guidance and best practice. All staff are aware of their important role and responsibilities in keeping children safe. Work directly with children of all ages such as special assemblies, visits from charities (such as Childline/NSPCC), Life skills workshops and curriculum activities enhance children's understanding of this.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sarah Joskey (Headteacher).
Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead: Sarah Whitehouse (Assistant Head).
Other members of the safeguarding team: Tracey Jones (SENCO), Maylina Allen (Learning Mentor) and Corinne Clarke (Deputy Head).
Nominated Governor for Safeguarding: Amanda Price.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, please speak to any of us.
For our Federation Safeguarding Policy, please click here.
For our Federation Safeguarding Policy Addendum, Covid-19, please click here.
For Safeguarding information during Covid-19 click here.
For Children's Society poster during Covid-19 click here.
One aspect of safeguarding is E-Safety. Mr Doul, our E-Safety Co-ordinator and Graeme Wilson, our E-safety Governor,are currently reviewing our E-safety provision in school, invloving children, staff and parents and we have been working with an E-safety specialist from North Somerset.
Each year group has their own E-Safety scheme of work which they follow as part of the curriculum. Other opportunities to address E-Safety issues are seized such as our whole school 'Well-being Week', Collective Worship and Circle Time sessions.
Regular updates are provided for parents in order to raise awareness of changing E-safety issues. The school sends home an E-Safety publication for parents giving advice and guidance and E-safety workshops run by the staff/police are organised for parents, other members of the community and our Year 6 students. We are currently working towards our '360 degree E-safety mark'.
Click here to view our E-safety policy
Additional sites that will support your knowledge of being safe online:
Parental control software on all your family devices including phones, consoles and tablets. Parental controls enable the filtering or block of inappropriate content. It is also possible to limit the time a child has access to the internet.
The NSPCC has reviewed a number of popular apps, games and social media sites, giving helpful advice on age rating and explains how it works and is used by young people.
This is the homepage for the Child Protection Procedures for the South West Region. Each Partnership has its own site, which provides a 'gateway' to the shared child protection procedures for the region. In addition to the shared procedures you can also access local guidance for your area by clicking on the local information section within each chapter.
To access the Safeguarding Partnership Child Protection Procedures for North Somerset Children’s Partnership Procecures, click on the NSSCP logo
This is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command and provides help and support in case you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating online. You can use this site to make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.
With useful content aimed directly at young people, find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more. There is information for both Primary and Secondary children (and parents).
Please refer to the links below relating to particular online games:
All volunteers to school having unsupervised access to children are subject to a DBS check and are expected to read the Safeguarding policy and the Guidance for Safer Working Practices booklet (see below).
Click here to download the document Guidance for Safer Working Practice
For further useful documents and links related to safeguarding, visit the USEFUL LINKS heading on the PARENTS tab.