Safeguarding at Warmsworth Primary School
The Headteacher, Mrs Rachel Train, is our Designated Safeguard Lead and Child Protection Officer.
Mrs Rachel Train may be contacted via the school office on 01302 852200, or via the following email: email@example.com
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss Kira Nithsdale (Deputy Headteacher), Mr Henry Anderson (Key Stage Two Leader) and Mrs Candace Berry (Inclusion / Parent Support Manager).
If Mrs Rachel Train is not available, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) may be contacted via the school office on 01302 852200, or via the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Law requires the Headteacher to report any suspected cases of child abuse. This includes non-accidental injury, physical neglect, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. These procedures are all intended to protect children. We hope that parents will accept that any actions that are carried out are done so with the best interests of the child. This applies whether any reported case proves to be proven or otherwise.
The school’s policy on safeguarding children is available by following the link below, or requesting a copy from the school office.
These policies have been signed by governors and are available for inspection at the school.
At Warmsworth Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children, staff, parents, governors and wider community, and this is our first priority.
We are committed to protecting our children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health and development, ensuring that our 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.
It is our intent to ensure all our children and school users are kept safe and we act at all times in our children’s best interests and we adhere to the statutory guidance in the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 document.
We teach our children to help them keep themselves safe, both in person and online, through teaching them to manage risks through our broad, balanced curriculum provision, working with outside agencies and through providing personalised and group support, as required.
We safeguard our children through all aspects of school life including, and not limited to, developing their personal health and safety, supporting their mental health and well-being, meeting the needs of our pupils with medical conditions, providing first aid and intimate care, ensuring our school site, and other places we visit, are safe and secure.
The staff in our school have an excellent understanding of safeguarding and are trained to identify, support and report any concerns they may have about the welfare of the children in our school. They have a good understanding of many potential issues which may affect the safeguarding of a child, including bullying, diverse types of abuse, radicalisation and extremism, child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, substance misuse etc.
We work effectively with other agencies to ensure rigorous arrangements are in place within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm, or who are likely to suffer harm, and to keep them safe and secure whilst in our care.
If any member of our school community, has a safeguarding concern about any child, we ask that they act immediately and inform our trained Designated Safeguard Lead at our school (Mrs Rachel Train) or in her absence our Deputy Designated Safeguard Leads (Miss Kira Nithsdale, Mr Anderson, Mrs Candace Berry.)
Our Designated Safeguard Leads will then take effective action and report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse, which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse to the appropriate Children’s Services, in line with government and DMBC policies. This procedure is intended to protect children, and we take the attitude that where there are grounds of concern or suspicion, it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that there is a risk of upsetting some parents by reporting a case, which on investigation proves unfounded. In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents, appreciating how difficult it is to carry out this delicate responsibility, would accept that the school was acting in what were believed to be the child’s best interests.
We are vigilant in our recruitment of staff to adhere to Safer Recruitment practices to ensure that unsuitable people are not allowed to enter our workforce and all adults working in school are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Police Check.
Due to our unrelenting commitment to safeguarding, our children at Warmsworth Primary School continue to thrive and they feel safe and supported in their development.
Further Information on Safeguarding, can be found via the links below:
The Prevent Strategy
From 1st July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". This duty is known as The Prevent Duty for Schools.
As part of our ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.
At Warmsworth Primary School, we build pupils' resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British Values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. All staff are trained annually through the Home Office's e-learning package on Prevent.
Safety in the home and at school
The NSSPCC- provides a range of advice/ telephone support services including Childline to help keep children safe and to support
The NSPCC has a fantastic website to support children and their families. We access their support in school through their safety talks and in Year 1 our children engage in a safety session titled 'Talk PANTS'. This is a simple conversation about the 'Underwear Rule' to help your child safe from sexual abuse, with the help of a friendly dinosaur named 'Pantosaurus'.
For more information for parents, please click on the link below:
The Parents Protect website also has some helpful videos and a confidential helpline for parents to call too:
Road Safety Awareness
We teach our children to keep safe when crossing roads and walking alongside the road. This is further reinforced when out of school on school visits etc.
For further support and advice, please follow the links below:
Due to the loction of our school site, we have liaised with Doncaster Council but have been able to secure a safe route to school for cyclists, due the main roads and the A1 motorway that we are surrounded by.
We teach our Year 6 children about cycle safety and participate annually in Bikeability training for our Year 6 children, to support them in keeping themselves safe when out on their bikes at home and the surrounding areas.
For further support and advice, please follow the links below: