We at Wincanton Primary School take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.
It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) within school. These staff are the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Yr 5/6 Team Leader. The Headteacher has completed the DCSF accredited safer recruitment training.
We are all expected to share any concerns we have about staff conduct around children with the Headteacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Head, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.
We also follow the South West Child Protection Procedures and the Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Partnership local guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare, child sexual exploitation, PREVENT/radicalisation, County Lines and Female Genital Mutilation with our DSLs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children's Social Care, should the need arise.
By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.
Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions about this very serious issue.
Notice to Visitors/Volunteers
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People and expects all Staff, Volunteers and Visitors to share this commitment.
Our designated safeguarding leads are:
If you have a concern they can be contacted on Telephone: 01963 32132
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