What is safeguarding? (extract from NSPCC, 2020)

Our school safeguarding team is:

Mrs Lauren Gardner Mrs Sarah Arnold 
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Safeguarding Lead (Deputy DSL)

 

 

‘Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.’

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

SAFEGUARDING POLICIES FOR THE SCHOOL

Safeguarding and Early Help 

Relationship and behaviour Policy

Useful Website links 

Wigan safeguarding partnership (WSP) –

https://www.wiganlscb.com/home.aspx 

Wigan and Leigh Housing –

https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Housing/Council-homes/Find-a-home/index.aspx

NSPCC –

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Advice and Resources –

https://www.childnet.com/

Government keeping children safe online COVID –

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online 

KCSIE 2021 (Keeping Children Safe In Education) Part 1 –

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1014058/KCSIE_2021_Part_One_September.pdf