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Windrush Primary School

"Unlocking the potentialof every child"

Safeguarding

Please find our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy here.

Our policy is written with due regard to the Department for Education’s statutory guidance:

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019

Windrush Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school.

We ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of children.

 Any concerns are passed through the designated safeguarding leaders within the school.

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

Windrush Charlton                                                      Windrush Thamesmead

DSL – Amelia Maule                                                    DSL – Carrie Lee

Deputy DSL – Sally McAvoy                                      Deputy DSL – Jo Marchant                

Deputy DSL – Lucy Wheatley                                   Deputy DSL – Hannah Morgan

Deputy DSL – Jo Marchant    

Deputy DSL – Hannah Morgan

The safety and wellbeing of all children and young people is of paramount importance. Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish.

We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place:

  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Equalities Policy
  • First Aid and Medicines Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Looked After Children Policy
  • Photograph Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

The Governing Board keep these policies under regular review. They have appointed a named governor (Sarah Chapman) for Child Protection and Looked After Children, who provides them with a termly update on safeguarding as part of their role

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility and anyone is able to make a referral or report a concern. Should you have any concerns about a child you can contact MASH:

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0208 921 3172

MASH Out of Hours (only): 0208 854 8888

Or you can email: mash-referrals@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Alternatively you can contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Laura Lumbis 0208 921 3930 childrens-Lado@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

The Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the borough. Their website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them.

Click here to visit the GSCB website. www.greenwichsafeguardingchildren.org.uk

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a national charity which works to fight child abuse.

Click here to visit the NSPCC website. www.nspcc.org.uk