The Designated Safeguarding Leaders for child protection in this school are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs C Vincent (Headteacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs C MacManus (Acting Deputy Headteacher and SENDCo)
Mrs A Joseph (Early Years Leader)
Mrs N Thurgood (Senior LSA & ELSA)
Childline 0800 1111
Observe – Listen - Record - Report
It is increasingly important that children have the skills and knowledge needed to keep themselves safe on-line. Teaching the skills and knowledge required are now considered an essential part of safeguarding. At Wildmoor Heath, we teach 'e-safety' through both the Computing and PSHE curricula as well as working with the Local Authority and external agencies such as the NSPCC.
WORKING WITH THE NSPCC - TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE
To supplement the work we do in PSHE and SRE lessons every year, the NSPCC come into school every two to three years to deliver assemblies and workshop linked to their Speak out - Stay safe campaign.
Years 5 and 6 children have a workshop, specifically designed for primary school-age children.
Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children
The NSPCC’s work in schools helps encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.
The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants.
At Wildmoor Heath School, we work closely with multiple agencies to ensure that we can offer the best possible advice and support to parents. The NSPCC provide a great deal of valuable resources, including their child-friendly posters which are displayed throughout the school. Their parental support leaflets cover a wide range of areas, including; how to cope with a crying baby; working out whether a child is old enough to walk home from school alone; or thinking about how to keep their child safe online.
The NSPCC rage of leaflets and resources for parents can provide information and help you to decide if you need perhaps to seek help elsewhere, at school, or beyond. Please see the link below to the various leaflets on offer.
If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/.
Useful information and sites to support e-safety:
- nspcc (preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety)
Please visit our Policies page to view the following policies:
- WHS - Safeguarding Policy
- WHS - COVID Addendum Policy
- WHS - E-Safety Policy