Child Protection, Safeguarding and Prevent
The Wroughton Primary Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
There is a strong culture of safeguarding. Children learn during lessons and in assemblies about how to keep themselves safe both while online and more generally. Training is in place for all staff and kept at a high profile through frequent discussion. Secure procedures are in place to check and manage recruitment. Staff identify those who may be at risk. They help reduce their risk of harm by acting quickly and working closely with a variety of agencies.
(Wroughton Infant School Ofsted inspection October 2020)
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website or by following the link below.
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.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our designated safeguarding leads (DSL) are Miss Clare Keeping (Infant School) and Mrs Michelle Tkocz (Junior School).
Mrs Tina Bull and Mr Andrew Wilson are the deputy designated safeguarding leads across the Federation.
Our Year Group Leaders are also trained at an advanced child protection level.
Our Nominated Safeguarding governor is:
Our Chair of Governors is:
Our Vice-Chair of Governors is:
Any action is taken in line with the following legislation/guidance:
Keeping safe online is a vital part of safeguarding the pupils at The Wroughton Primary Federation. We have an extensive e-safety page that parents can use to help support the work we do in school in this area and to help teach their children basic online safety at home.
Extremism and Radicalisation
It is vital that staff and parents are aware of the possible danger of extremism and radicalisation of children, predominantly but not solely through online activities. We are committed to supporting parents and pupils to be aware of these dangers. The document below provides further information on this and more support can be found on our e-safety page. Many of our staff have recently attended training in relation to the Counter Terrorism and Security act in order to understand how best to support and protect children against extremism and radicalisation according to Prevent Duty guidelines. Whole school staff training is carried out annually.
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The Prevent strategy:
- Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views;
- Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support; and
- Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.
'Leaders are tenacious and promote a strong culture of safeguarding pupils and child protection. Leaders work effectively with a range of different agencies and external partners to keep pupils safe. Leaders, teachers and staff take timely action on behalf of pupils to get them any support they need. Leaders follow up concerns and referrals diligently to ensure that pupils are well looked after. Procedures for staff recruitment and training are robust. Leaders ensure that relevant government requirements are fully implemented so that staff are fit to work with pupils. As a result, staff have a good understanding of safeguarding procedures and are vigilant. Their records and information are useful in escalating cases and in working with outside agencies. Pupils and staff overwhelmingly say that pupils are kept safe at school.'
(Wroughton Junior School Ofsted inspection May 2019)