Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING

Protecting the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, allowing them to live free
from abuse, harm and neglect.
 

At Witley Church of England Infant school, we are passionate about all the individuals in our care. All members of staff share the same values and our ethos means that we are an inclusive school, where each and every person counts.

“It could happen here.”

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and adults. We make every effort to provide an environment in which all individuals feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, believing they will be effectively listened to.

We have in place a comprehensive Safeguarding policy to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school. The policy also informs parents and carers how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.
 
Resources

Further advice on safeguarding and child protection;
Surrey County Council Education Safeguarding Team
NSPCC: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/
ChildLine: http://www.childline.org.uk/pages/home.aspx
CEOP Thinkuknow: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Anti-Bullying Alliance: http://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
Childnet International – making the internet a great and safe place for children. Includes resources for professionals and parents http://www.childnet.com/
Safer Internet Centre http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Contextual Safeguarding Network https://www.contextualsafeguarding.org.uk/
Key Personnel

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:
Mrs H Szczepanski – Headteacher
E: head@witley.surrey.sch.uk T: 01428 682420

Deputy DSLs:
Mrs Becky Latham -School Business Manager
E: rlatham@witley.surrey.sch.uk T: 01428 682420

Mrs S Dutton – Home School Link Worker T: 01428 682420

The nominated child protection governor is:
Mrs S Whyte
E: swhyte@governors.witley.surrey.sch.uk T: 01428 682420

The Chair of Governors is:
Mrs C Craven
E: chair@governors.witley.surrey.sch.uk T: 01428 682420
 
 
Talk to your child about online safety with this NSPCC advice on how to start the conversation and get support if you’re worried.