SAFEGUARDING AT WESTBURY PARK
At Westbury Park nothing is more important than the safety of the children. All staff, governors and our community have a responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of our children.
As a school we are committed to safeguarding all our pupils and promoting their welfare.
What does safeguarding mean:
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.
The school has a Safeguarding policy in place which includes all practical safeguarding issues and sets out the process to be followed in the event of any safeguarding concerns being raised at school.
Further information can be found in the policy on our website under Policy & Documents.
MEET THE SAFEGUARDING TEAM AT WPS
If you don't feel safe or are worried about someone else, please talk to us!
Operational Lead with responsibility for
children in care, children’s wellbeing,
mental health, attendance and
Designated Safeguarding Governor
Dr V Mengeaud
RAISING CONCERNS & GETTING HELP
If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child then please contact the safeguarding leads.
You can talk to any member of staff and they will also guide you in how to proceed.
Alternatively you may ring the local authority First Response Team on 0117 9036444.
The NSPCC also offer a free 24 hour landline number 0800 800 5000.
For non-emergency serious concerns you could ring the police on 101. In an EMERGENCY you should always ring 999.
SAFEGUARDING IN THE CURRICULUM AT WPS
WELLBEING & SAFEGUARDING THEMES
TERM 1 PHYSICAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
TERM 2 ANTI BULLYING
TERM 3 INTERNET SAFETY & MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
TERM 4 TOLERANCE, RESPECT & DIFFERENCE
TERM 5 FGM & RADICALISATION
TERM 6 ROAD SAFETY & LIFE SKILLS
The Kapow Primary scheme is a whole school approach which consists of five areas of learning:
• Family and relationships
• Health and wellbeing
• Safety and the changing body
• Economic wellbeing
Examples of Safeguarding topics covered in the Kapow Curriculum includes:
Prevent, anti bullying, Clickjacking, Grooming, Sexual Exploitation, Emailing, Live Gaming, Web Cams & Live Streaming, Social Networking, People online, Radicalisation, Meeting Up Chat Rooms, Online Bullying, In-App Purchases, Online Safety for Students Teaching Internet Safety to Students, Internet Safety and Online Safety tips for kids, Online Bullying tips for children.
Here you will find links to information which will support you through safety in this digital age.
It is important to have regular conversations with children about the experiences they are having online. Below are a few sites that may be useful to find out more about apps and media sites:
Internet Matters - for guides on how to enable and set up privacy settings for apps/games.
Think you know - has some great resources that parents can use as part of home schooling for children.
https://www.safeinternet.org.uk - online safety tips for children.
https://www.childnet.com - dedicated to making the internet a safe place for children.
PREVENT RADICALISATION i.e. PREVENT DUTY
Preventing extremism and radicalisation is one of the safeguarding issues where the school has a legal duty. Our whole school approach is to embed countering extremism into our school values and rules and a broad curriculum. Our aim is to build a resilient community around respect, tolerance, inclusiveness and equality.
Please do contact our Prevent Lead in the school, Mr R.Bamber, if you have any concerns about your child being radicalised.
For further useful information, guidance and online resources: please visit "Educate against Hate" website https://educateagainsthate.com/
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Child sexual abuse is a reality for thousands of children across our country, with at least one in ten estimated to experience sexual abuse before they turn 16.
Click here for more information and links - Stop Abuse Together
INFORMATION FOR YOUNG CARERS
See below for help and advice for young carers:
The link below is for a really useful guide for young people who look after someone else around many different aspects of Covid-19: