Safeguarding: information for parents

Introduction

  • Our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students. We will endeavor to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

  • Our designated people for safeguarding pupils are:

    Ms E Payne (Designated safeguarding lead)
    Mrs L Yendole (Deputy safeguarding lead) - Emotional Health
    Mr G West (Deputy safeguarding lead) - Key Stage 5 Responsibility
    Ms R Brown (Deputy safeguarding lead) - Key Stage 5 Responsibility
    Mr M Palmer (Deputy safeguarding lead) - Key Stage 4 Responsibility
    Mr N Wheeler (Deputy safeguarding lead) - Key Stage 3 Responsibility

    Miss H Jenkins, Ms L Thomas and Mr J Browning - SEND Safeguarding Team
  • If you have a concern about the safety of a child in Wheatley Park School, please contact any of the staff members above using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

We help to keep students safe by:

  • having an up-to-date Child Protection Policy
  • having other safeguarding policies, such as anti-bullying and internet safety
  • checking the suitability of all our staff to work with children
  • encouraging students to tell us if something is wrong
  • adhering to health and safety regulations
  • training all our staff to recognise and respond to child welfare concerns
  • appointing designated people who has additional training in child protection
  • working in partnership with parents and carers
  • sharing information with appropriate agencies if we have concerns
  • managing and supporting our staff team

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF YOUR CHILD, OR A CHILD YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD ACT WITHOUT DELAY.

Contact a member of the Safeguarding Team or you can contact the MASH (0345 050 7666) or the police on 101/999.

Below are links to organisations which provide excellent support and advice for young people: 

https://www.childline.org.uk/ - an excellent source of counselling help and support for all young people

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - an organisation which protects young people online

https://youngminds.org.uk/ - the leading UK charity supporting young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health

The NSPCC helpline for anyone who may have experienced sexual harm in schools can be reached on 0800 136 663

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