Wolviston Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding Team

The safeguarding team is in charge of keeping children safe at home and at school. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Mrs. S. Hawes – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs. J. Whitehill and Mrs. S. Gunston – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs)

Mrs. V. Morrow – Safeguarding Governor

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. At Wolviston Primary everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we ensure our approach is child-centred and we consider, at all times, what is in the best interest of the child. Every member of staff in Wolviston Primary has full understanding of their safeguarding duties and takes part in regular training to ensure robust safeguarding of children in our care.

The Department of Education has written and published statutory guidance for schools, colleges and other institutes of education, it applies to all school staff as well as to governing bodies and visitors to the school. Parents and carers can read the full document here Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here.

Sometimes we share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Support for parents

 Safeguarding our pupils involves working closely with our families. Our experienced Safeguarding Team are here to help if you have any concerns or questions regarding pupil welfare or safeguarding in the community. Please see the parent factsheets below. See our online safety page for parent factsheets about staying safe online and specific websites and apps.

Positive Parenting

What Parents Need to Know

Home or Out Alone. NSPCC Guide for Parents

County Lines – Parent Factsheet

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