Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing the impairment of children’s mental 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.
At Willerby Carr Lane Primary School safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils is everyone’s responsibility. We adopt a child-centered and coordinated response so that we are always working in the best interests of the child. We have regular training which helps all staff to work proactively to develop a culture in which safeguarding is paramount. The views of children are listened to and valued and we seek to develop partnerships with parents and other agencies. All staff maintain a ‘it could happen here’ attitude and understand that they should always act on any concerns. We work with governors to develop our comprehensive safeguarding policies and also seek parents’ and pupils’ views and input on these. All staff fully understand how to implement school policies and procedures which include those shared here.
Alongside this we ensure that our children know that we think their health, safety and wellbeing are important. They know that we respect them and that they can speak to any adult in school if they are worried.
We have developed our curriculum to provide opportunities to teach children how to recognise risks and keep themselves safe.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Team.
Mrs L Widdowson and Mrs Smith and Mrs Turnbull are the members of staff responsible for Child Protection.
Any person employed to work with children in our school is expected to be cleared by a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).
In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we have made available the below documents to give you further advice and information:
Operation Encompass is a 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.
Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s