The document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (March 2015) defines Safeguarding as:
Protecting children from maltreatment;
Preventing impairment of children's 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.
In schools this refers to areas including:
Child protection procedures
Recruitment of staff and volunteers
Health and safety
At Wildridings, we pride ourselves on working closely with parents and carers for the benefit of our pupils and to keep them safe. If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child please contact any of the following (details can be found on the “Contact Us” page):
Mr Chandler and Miss Cook (Designated Safeguarding Leads).
Mrs Wort, Mrs Tillman and Mrs Wallis (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads)
We review our policies and procedures regularly and ensure they are consistent with the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and all staff and volunteers in our school undergo training and induction in child protection procedures. Moreover, we encourage children to share any worries and concerns at home or with the range of adults in school.
Our Governing Body also plays an important part in the monitoring of our Safeguarding Policy and procedures through the work of the Pastoral Care Committee, and governors have undertaken safeguarding training as well.
Our curriculum is reviewed and updated regularly and covers a wide range of safeguarding and safety issues including topics such as e-safety, stranger danger and water safety. E-safety is taught and reinforced through our Computing and PSHCE lessons.
Wildridings follow the governmental guidance for 'Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)'. To learn more about this, please click on the button below.
Bracknell Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board – http://www.bflscb.org.uk/
Berkshire Child Protection Procedures - http://berks.proceduresonline.com/
Advice for parents and carers -http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/training_and_awareness/Pages/parents_and_carers.aspx
How to talk to children about personal safety -
E-safety: Think You Know Website - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
E-safety: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Website - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/