Below are a number of links, and information, on how Wembury Primary aims to keep children safe and how parents and carers can keep children safe at home. Are you worried about a child's safety? Click here for help.
Safeguarding pupils is a key priority for us at Wembury Primary School. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are Mrs Susie Evans (Headteacher), Mrs Lyn Chamberlain (Deputy) and Mrs Linda Aldridge (Business Manager). You can contact our DSLs on 01752 862459 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are required to draw the attention of parents and carers to our Child Protection/Safeguarding policy. This can be accessed in the School Policies section of the website or below.
Our policy will tell you about potential safeguarding risks, key staff and our referrals procedure.
We must inform all parents and carers that there may be occasions where we have to make safeguarding referrals to external agencies, without parental notification. In these cases, we assure you that we are always acting in the best interests of a child’s safety.
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
We believe that:
All schools have an important role in addressing this issue through their programmes of PSHE education.
The importance of PSHE education in helping to keep children safe has been highlighted in the Ofsted report: The sexual exploitation of children: it couldn't happen here, could it? (November 2014).
The new Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a legal duty on public bodies (including schools) to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. The legal duty is backed by statutory guidance that sets a range of expectations on schools. The statutory guidance will be monitored via existing inspection procedures, such as OfSTED.
Therefore we are duty bound to:
Definition of FGM: “Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises of all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural or non-therapeutic reasons.” (World Health Organisation-1997)
E-Safety is an integral part of our Computing curriculum. All of the children will learn how to be safe on the internet as well as know what to do if they come across something inappropriate online. They will also learn about digital foot-printing and sharing their personal information online as well as the safe use of social network sites.
We follow a teaching progression across the whole school - starting in Foundation Stage and running through to Year 6. Click below in the resource list to access the SWGfL E-Safety planning progression. This will give you an outline of what is taught during each year group.
Click here to access the CEOP-Think U Know website - a great resource for teaching your children all about staying safe on the internet.
What is Operation Encompass?
Question. What is Operation Encompass?
A. This is a process used to inform schools when the police have attended an incident of domestic violence or abuse, where domestic abuse incidents have occurred in the homes of their pupils since the previous school day.