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Westrop Primary & Nursery

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility

Covid-19 Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Cindy Acres, Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Jane Greening

Safeguarding Governor - Gemma Green

Safeguarding Statement

At Westrop we have a strong commitment to safeguard all of our children, ensuring their health, safety and well-being in all areas of our practice.

To this end we aim to:

  • Ensure all our staff have a clear understanding of and commitment to their responsibilities towards children’s safeguarding.
  • The school has clear procedures and key personnel in place to ensure safeguarding in all aspects of school life.
  • The school specifically incorporates the teaching of health and keeping safe within the wider curriculum.
  • The school audits its safeguarding practices on an annual basis to ensure we meet all statutory requirements and remain vigilant around all aspects of safeguarding.

The Difference Between Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding is what we do to keep all children safe from any kind of harm:

  • Protecting them from abuse and maltreatment
  • Preventing harm to their health and/or development
  • Ensuring they grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable every child and young person has the best outcomes.

Child Protection is the support and protection put in place for the children most at risk of significant harm.

If you have a concern about a child being at risk of significant harm, please either contact the school DSL on 01793 762897 for support or Swindon MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 01793 466903.

Our Duty of Care

All staff at Westrop have a duty of care to report concerns when they arise. If a member of staff has a concern about a child they will report it to the DSL or D/DSL. Parents and carers will be informed of such concerns, unless to do so would increase the risk to the child. Concerns are shared with other safeguarding professionals as necessary.

All safeguarding information/concerns are kept on CPOMS (Child Protection Online Management System). When a child leaves Westrop for any reason, all of their safeguarding records are transferred securely to the following setting. NO Copies of written or electronic records are kept on file at Westrop once a child leaves us.

Useful Links for Parents and Carers

NSPCC

NSPCC Pants Rule

NSPCC Parental Controls

NSPCC Share Aware

ThinkUKnow - a guide for parents and carers about online safety

Childline

Swindon MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership

Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers on what to do it your child sees something upsetting online

Documents 

Safeguarding Policy 

Prevent Duty

Keeping Children Safe in Education