Wellesley Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and therefore expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this same commitment. Together, we must ensure that our children, families and staff are safe, valued and cared for at all times and are nurtured in order to thrive and achieve the very best that they can be. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures rigorously, ensuring that all of our children and their families receive effective support and protection.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy. 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 his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead as soon as possible the same day.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.
At Wellesley Park we have a team approach to Safeguarding. If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact:
Mrs Carly Wilkins Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer / Headteacher
Mrs Louise Froud Designated Safeguarding Officer Assistant
Mrs Emmie Hartley-Criddle Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer
Miss Tracy Sumner Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer
Contact: 01823 664876
Governor for Safeguarding at Wellesley Park: Mrs Polly Matthews and Mrs Hannah Gibson-Patel.
If you believe a child may be at immediate risk of harm, you can make a referral to Somerset Children's Social Care on 0300 123 2224.
As parents and pupils, you know how seriously we take pupil safety and welfare. There is concern nationally relating to a culture of misogyny and sexual harassment in many schools and the DfE and Ofsted are reviewing school procedures regarding safeguarding and culture in all schools.’
At Wellesley Park, we teach Personal, Social, Health and Economic Educations as whole school approach which underpins children's development. We cover important issues such: personal privacy, respectful relationships and consent to ensure that our pupils have a better understanding of how to keep safe, how to behave towards their peers, in person and on-line, and feel confident in reporting any unacceptable behaviours.
As a school students, parents and carers can report any welfare or wellbeing concerns to their class teacher, to a member of the Safeguarding Team or via the report a concern section on our school website. Report a Safeguarding Issue | The Wellesley School (wellesleyparkschool.com)