Our Safeguarding team
- Mrs Doust, Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Miss O’Shea, Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs O’Grady, Deputy Safeguarding Lead
- Our Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Davies
- Our Deputy Safeguarding Governor is Mr Greek
In addition, all staff at Weald Rise Primary School have undergone Safeguarding and Child Protection training
Weald Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance and we are committed to upholding every child’s right to be safe. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils. We have a Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy on our website which states our school procedures regarding concerns raised about a child. This is in line with Department for Education (DFE) guidance which is set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE September 2018) which incorporates a range of related responsibilities for schools and newer statutory duties introduced to protect children and young people.
Safeguarding encompasses all the things we do to protect our children. All schools have a legal duty to protect children and at Weald Rise, our duty of care is to our children above everything else. Safeguarding includes child protection, health and safety, poor attendance or late punctuality, anti-bullying and preventing peer-on-peer abuse, preventing risk of radicalisation, e-safety, disclosure and barring checks on staff and adults in the school and behaviour including ensuring no discrimination based on race, cultural background, sexual identity/orientation, disability, religion or gender. All staff have annual training including regular updates to ensure they are vigilant and keeping child safety at the forefront of what they do.
If a child discloses something which has made them feel unsafe, we listen and note it down.
Depending on the nature of the disclosure, we will either speak to parents or contact Children’s Services for advice.
Sometimes this can mean an uncomfortable conversation with families however all staff are committed to listening to the child and responding to what they say.
We will work with families to address and resolve any concerns as ultimately the best place for a child is within a safe family unit.
What if you have a concern?
If you have a concern about your child's safety in school, please speak to us straight awa to your child’s class teacher. If you feel it is more serious, a member of the Safeguarding team will meet you.
If your concerns are regarding the safety of another child in school, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Alternatively, you can make an anonymous referral directly to Harrow Children's Services by calling: