Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Please find below links and documents which you may find useful.
If you have any concerns about a child please contact one of the designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) in school:
Mrs Munro, Mrs Preece, Mrs Physick, Miss Smith, Miss Phillips or Mrs Lee (St. George's Junior School).
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental health and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:
- pupils’ health and safety
- the use of reasonable force
- meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
- providing first aid
- educational visits
- intimate care
- internet or e-safety
- appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.
What to do if you think a child is being harmed or is at risk
If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed then you must contact Children Services and tell them your concerns.
It might be you that is being harmed.
Do not delay, please contact us straight away
The agencies below are here to help you.
Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police) 0300 333 3000
Initial Contact Team 0345 678 9021
NSPCC 0800 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111
The NSPCC have previously broadcast a TV advert to raise awareness of how parents can help their younger children keep safe from child sexual abuse (PANTS). Please click here NSPCC PANTS.
At Woodfield, we follow guidelines from the NSPCC about staying safe and teach the underwear rule.
Woodfield is part of the national project, Operation Encompass, which is being run locally in partnership with Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.