Safeguarding & Child Protection Information
At Welford Primary School we take the safeguarding of our children very seriously. We hope this information will help you understand our approaches to safeguarding so that you can play your part in keeping our children safe.
Whilst the prime focus of Welford Primary School is to secure the best educational provision for the children, the school recognises that the safety, welfare and care of children is paramount. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care at all times. Paper copies of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available on request.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Child Protection is:-
Mrs Kirk - Assistant Head Teacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads for Child Protection are:-
Mrs Sarah Dunlop – Pastoral Manager
Mrs Foster – Head Teacher
Our nominated governor for safeguarding and child protection is:
In order to protect our children, we aim to establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. We train staff to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse. We respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse and monitor and support children at risk. In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy, if we feel that a child is at significant risk of harm, a referral will made to Children’s Social Care Services.
All employees of the school are subject to Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service checks. When recruiting staff, at least one member of the panel has completed Safer Recruitment Training. Pre-employment checks are completed including the right to work in the UK.
The school has a very effective security system. All staff wear identification badges and visitors to the school, including parents and volunteers, are issued with a visitor badge.
All staff will make every effort to guide children in the correct use of the internet. Our access is filtered to exclude inappropriate material. The school has an Acceptable Use Policy which can be viewed below.
If you have any concerns about Child Protection please get in contact with the school or you can also contact Birmingham Children’s Social Care on:
0121 303 1888 or 0121 675 4806 (Emergency Duty Team)
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