Safeguarding

At Wellstead Primary School, it is paramount that everyone in our school community is happy and safe. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and are listened to.

 

We strictly follow the procedures set out by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSBC) and HCC and take account of guidance issued by the DfE.

 

If for any reason a child is not happy in school or is worried about any aspect of school life, they able to speak to any member of staff. All children are aware of the ‘worry boxes and ‘worry posters’ displayed in every classroom which reassures them that there is always someone they can speak to.

 

Here you can find our ‘Safeguarding Policy’, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education Document’ and other useful files: 

Child Protection Policy
Recruitment Policy
Safeguarding Policy
Anti Bullying Policy
Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2016
Anti Bullying Presentation (Nov 2014)
Working Together to Safeguard Children - March 2015 ICT and Computing Policy
Safeguarding Information for Parents and Carers E-Safety Presentation (Feb 2016)
Missing Child Policy Social Media Policy
Peer on Peer Abuse Policy Data Protection Policy
Restrictive Physical Intervention Whistleblowing Policy
Health and Safety Policy  

Here are links to sites you may also find useful:

Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens Board  
Internet Watch Foundation Stop it now
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection NSPCC
CEOP – Think you know  

In addition to being safe in school, Wellstead Primary School always promotes online Safety. We have a dedicated page explaining what we do in school and how you can keep your child safe when using the internet at home. 

Should you have any concerns, please feel free to contact any of the adults in our safeguarding team, these are Mr Matthew Robinson, Miss Emma Bourner, Mrs Becky Roberts, Mrs Louise Schpens and Miss Claire Spence. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Pat Taylor.