If you have any concerns about a child, family or member of staff, within our school you should share this information immediately. If the concern is about a member of staff please contact the Headteacher (Mr Kaye) via the main school office (email@example.com). If the concern is about the Headteacher please contact the Chair of Governors (David Bushnell - firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you see or hear something that could be terrorist related, trust your instincts and call the confidential ANTI-TERRORIST hotline on 0800 789 321.
At Wooburn Green Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
We promote a culture of 'Everyone's Responsibility' in our school setting. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, we have a Designated Person for Child Protection, Mr A Cotter, who is the Deputy Headteacher, and has received appropriate training for this role. It is his responsibility to ensure that all staff, in contact with children, receive child protection awareness training, including training on issues such as radicalisation, peer on peer abuse, FGM and CSE, on a regular basis.
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Buckinghamshire Area Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We work with a range of agencies that are able to provide help, support and advice for parents and families. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
We understand that at times parents/carers may have concerns about other families or children within our school setting. In this situation please come and talk to one of the named persons below to share your concerns. Similarly, we understand that there are times within a family setting that things become difficult. If you feel you would like some support or someone to talk to please do contact Mr Cotter (via the school office) who can offer a range of guidance and support in the first instance.
To ensure a safe environment for pupils, our Safer Recruitment Policy requires us to complete checks on all staff and regular volunteers’ and their suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks ( formerly CRB checks), as recommended by Buckinghamshire Council and in accordance with current legislation. All visitors to the school must enter via the main reception, sign in and wear a visitors badge at all times. A leaflet is given to all new visitors, to the school site, detailing key arrangements for safeguarding, fire, lockdown etc.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Cotter (Deputy Headteacher)
The person with responsibility for Looked After Children is Mr Cotter.
The Deputy Safeguarding Leads:
Mr Kaye (Headteacher)
Miss Colebeck (Assistant Headteacher)
The Child Protection Policy is available below.
We all have a responsibility for keeping children safe so if you are concerned about a child please follow the link below for more information or report your concern to one of the DSL's listed above.
To report a concern:
Additional information and resources:
Keeping children safe in education 2023:
If you require any further information please contact Mr Kaye via the school office.