Willow Tree Primary School

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In school all staff are responsible for Safeguarding, however there are number of key people named below:
Mrs. Sweeney is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).  She is responsible for children at Child in Need or Child Protection.  She attends conferences and panel meetings. 
To support Mrs. Sweeney, there are a number of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads who take on aspects of the Safeguarding role:
  • Mrs. Farrell is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead  (DDSL) for Supervision, Training & CIN/CP Conferences
  • Mrs. Watson-Jones is DSL trained.
All members of staff make up the Safeguarding Team and meet regularly to discuss all safeguarding concerns. Mrs. Sweeney and Mrs. Farrell meet on a weekly basis to discuss safeguarding in school.
The protection of children is an integral part of the ethos of our school. We strive to create an atmosphere in which children feel safe and secure, their views are valued, they are encouraged to talk and are listened to. If you have any concerns regarding a child's welfare, please speak to one of the key people named above.  
The Safeguarding Governor is Natalie Ford and our Chair of Governors is Jackie Lowe. Both of these Governors can be contacted via the school.
Our Child Protection policy details our safeguarding procedures, including our responsibilities under the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe In Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Some general observations for daily safeguarding are:
  • Children must be brought to and collected from the school door by a responsible adult (over the age of 16 years - name of adults should be recorded on the Collecting Children from School form)
  • Children in Years 5 & 6 who are coming to school or going home by themselves must have a permission slip signed by parents
  • Children coming to school or going home on a bicycle must wear a helmet
  • In hot weather, children should wear a sun hat and apply sun cream before coming to school
  • In cold weather, children should come to school wearing a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves and suitable foot wear
  • EYFS and KS1 children will be released by a member of staff and collected by a responsible adult (over the age of 16 years - name must be on the Collecting Children from School form
  • Also a reminder about the gates into the school grounds. All gates will be locked at 8:55am and reopened at 3:10pm. Keeping these gates locked ensures all children are safe within school grounds. 
  • School staff reserve the right to ask for identification if they are unsure that a person is over the age of 16 years.


Operation Encompass Information

Safeguarding Policy

Staff Code of Conduct

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