Wetheringsett Church of England VC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and seeks to ensure that all of its services, staff and volunteers work to achieve the best outcomes for them.
At Wetheringsett child protection is given the highest priority by all staff and governors. We recognise that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe. We therefore ensure that the following is in place:
- Training- all staff receive appropriate Safeguarding training which is regularly updated
- Ensuring a safe learning environment
- Knowing the signs of abuse and what to look for
- Making referrals to Customer First
- Identifying children in need of extra help or at risk of significant harm
- Being aware of the schools’ safeguarding procedures
Safeguarding Personnel - Who to talk to if you have a concern
The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Samantha Sheeran and Ms Imogen Wallis
The Looked After Children Lead is ;Ms Imogen Wallis
The Online Safety Lead is: Mrs Samantha Sheeran
Children at Wetheringsett C of E Primary use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. Technology enhances learning and we want to ensure that pupils get the most from it by encouraging responsible online behaviour.
In school we use a robust filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We include online safety into our curriculum teaching children the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
The school are proactive in supporting safe practise online at home. Here are some tips to help you to keep your children safe online: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
The Prevent lead is Mrs Samantha Sheeran
Prevent is all about safeguarding individuals who maybe vulnerable to radicalisation and extremism.
The Named Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs Pitt
The Chair of Governors is Mrs Pitt
Alternatively, if you are worried that a child or young person is at risk of abuse or neglect, please contact Customer First on 0808 800 4005.
The Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) can be contacted via email LADO@suffolk.gov.uk or
Unless you are a professional who works with children or adults, you will not have to give your name, and as long as you are not a professional who works with children, your conversation will be treated confidentially.