Our School Commitment
Winmarleigh Church of England Primary School is committed to providing a safe, caring and welcoming environment where every child is able to reach their full potential free from harm, abuse and discrimination. All staff and volunteers are expected to discharge their safeguarding responsibilities effectively and recognise that high self-esteem, confidence, peer support and clear lines of communication with trusted adults helps all children, especially those at risk of or suffering from abuse, to thrive.
Our school will therefore:
Establish and maintain an ethos where children feel safe, secure, valued and respected and feel confident as they are encouraged to talk, believing they will be effectively listened to.
Ensure that children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty.
Provide a systematic means of monitoring children known or thought to be at risk of harm, and ensure we, the school, contribute to assessment of need and support for those children.
Include in the curriculum activities and opportunities for PSHE which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe and / or communicate their fears or concerns about abuse.
Include in the curriculum material which will help children develop realistic attitudes to the responsibilities of adult life.
Ensure that every effort is made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies.
To ensure that all staff working within our school who have substantial access to children haven been checked as to their suitability, including verification of their identity, qualifications, and a satisfactory DBS check (according to guidance), and a Single Central Record is kept and maintained for audit.
Designated Safeguarding Leads at Winmarleigh Church of England Primary School
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Campbell.
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs C Darling (Key Stage 1 Leader).
Back-up Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs S Shaw (Key Stage 2 Leader)
All members staff have undergone Safeguarding and Child Protection Training, and this is repeated each year.
If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding, please contact any member of staff.
Please see our Safeguarding Policy below for more details