At Wykeham Primary School, all governors and staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as we believe that this is of paramount importance. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We uphold the right of everyone to equality under the law regardless of gender, age, race, belief, ability or disability, sexual orientation or identity.
We believe that our core school values of respect, responsibility, tolerance and co-operation and the British values are not mutually exclusive. We focus on ensuring our work is effective in securing these values; challenging children, staff and parents who express opinions contrary to the British values with regard to our duty to prevent extremism and radicalisation. As part of this, children and all adults on the school's premises are expected to follow good practice and not access, browse, download send or share material - either online or offline - that is considered by the school to be offensive or of an extremist nature.
We aim to achieve this commitment by the following:
- to help ensure that children within our school are kept safe from harm and abuse;
- to ensure that all adults, including governors in this school, have been properly vetted and cleared as suitable to work and support children in our care/charge;
- to ensure that all stakeholders feel they are able to put the welfare of the children first without concern that there will be any negative consequences attached to their actions;
- to ensure that all adults who have contact with children in school have been trained to undertake their safeguarding responsibilities effectively.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment and some of these can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
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 the child’s parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. Please click below for our policies.
Please note that the above polices are currently being reviewed with regards to statutory guidance from the Department of Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019.