The Whipton Barton Federation is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying our safeguarding processes to protect children.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the Federation’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).
This federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and clear procedures in place.
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 one of the DSLs as soon as possible via our electronic system CPOMs and if urgent, in person.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff 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.
Our safeguarding governor is Oliver Birley.
Our safeguarding policy can be viewed here.
Keeping Children Safe in Education can be found here.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071.
Videos for children
I saw your willy
This video helps to educate children about the dangers of sexting and sending inappropriate images.
My mum's got a dodgy brain
This video helps children to understand the difficulties faced by living with a parent with a mental health problem
Online safety is a key part of our computing curriculum and all children from Nursery to Year 6 are taught about the importance of staying safe online.
We regularly share online safety information with our parents via our Facebook page particularly if there is a new website or program that has become popular with our children.
Wake Up Wednesday
Every Wednesday, via our facebook page, we share online guides from National Online Safety's Wake Up Wednesday campaign. PDF versions of some of the most recent guides can be found below.