At Wisborough Green Primary School the welfare of children is our highest priority. We expect that all staff, volunteers and governors share this commitment to safeguarding. Our approach includes a clear safeguarding ethos, a policy that sets out clear expectations and processes, and high-quality training that ensures staff know what to do and do it consistently across the school.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding ethos, including the Child Protection Policy, which can be viewed below.
Sometimes we may need to 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.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
The DFE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 says that, “Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.” If you have any concerns for a child, please contact the West Sussex Multi-Agency-Safeguarding-Hub (MASH) by: Email: MASH@westsussex.gov.uk; Telephone: 01403 229 900; Out of Hours: 0330 222 6664
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact our please contact the office immediately and ask to speak to one of our trained Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):
Caroline Bennett, our Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, successfully completed the Safeguarding Remote Learners course with National Online Safety in February 2021.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
Wisborough Green Primary School is engaged with this scheme.