Our Safeguarding Vision
At Weldon CE Primary School we protect the welfare and safety of all members of our community. We respect and value each person as unique and safeguard their right be themselves. We work together to create a healthy, active, caring and safe environment to protect the physical, emotional, social and mental welfare of all of our school community.
All people who work with our children and on behalf of Weldon CE Primary School will comply with safeguarding procedures in relation to recruitment, risk assessments, off and on site procedures, environmental safety, e-safety and as part of their every day practice with children. It is the responsibility of all staff to know safeguarding procedures, apply the principles in practice, attend training and report any concerns.
All staff will undergo an enhanced DBS check and it their responsibility to notify the DSL if there has been any change in their personal circumstance that make pose a threat to children.
Every organisation has to have a “named” person for safeguarding children and young people. The Governing body has to ensure that an appropriate member of staff should take the lead. This person should have the status and authority within the school to carry out the duties of the post including committing resources and where appropriate supporting and directing staff.
Within our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy it has set out the process for dealing with child protection concerns. The policy is on our website but also alternatively the school can provide you with a copy; please ask at the school office.
All adults in school must have regular training to ensure that they are aware of the signs of abuse and know what to do about their concerns. They have a duty to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Weldon CE Primary School has a legal duty to talk to other agencies such as Children’s Social Care and the Police if we feel that a child may be at risk of harm.
We are committed to safeguarding and meeting the needs of all our pupils. If you have any concerns report to:-
Child Protection Lead + Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Leads
Kirstin Howarth + Tom Shipley
The Early Help Support Service
The Early Help Support Service is for those working with children and families. They provide information, advice or guidance around:
Telephone: 0300 126 3000
Also view information online: North Northants: https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/children-and-families
The MASH can advise on whether a family needs early help or whether they meet the threshold for statutory child protection.
Telephone: 0300 126 3000
Click here to contact Early Help Support or the MASH - Help and protection for children (nctrust.co.uk)
North Northants: https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/children-and-families