William Morris Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities. Child protection is at the core of all we do and we will recruit our staff following safe recruiting procedures. All staff, governors and volunteers, including parent helpers, will be DBS checked before they can work or help in our school. Our staff will be trained in safeguarding, child protection and first aid procedures. The governors will regularly check the school site and procedures to ensure there is a very high standard of safety. Risk assessments will be in place for generic activities and school visits. William Morris Primary School will review its emergency procedures and policies on a regular basis and we will have termly fire drills. Across the curriculum there will be many opportunities for the children to learn about safety e.g. road safety, fire safety, stranger danger and online safety.
Our school provides a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment, free from discrimination or bullying, promoting the physical, moral and social development of the individual child, where children can learn and develop happily.
We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
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. However, there may be a rare occasion when our concerns about your child may mean we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures which we follow are laid down by the Local Children Safeguarding Board and we have a number of policies and procedures in place, that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy.
Any action taken is in line with the following legislation/guidance:
Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE updated September 2018)
South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP)
Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2015)
Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board guidance
The Prevent duty – Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (July 2015)
Swindon Borough Council Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Telephone: 01793 466903
Designated Safeguarding Leads: