Safeguarding

 

Safeguarding is the most important job we do in school. Ensuring we have happy, healthy children who feel safe and secure is our main aim and we believe that children are entitled to dignity, respect and a life free from any type of abuse. Children should have their childhood and innocence. We make the decisions when it is the right time to inform and educate them about the world in which they live and prepare them well for life’s journey. All staff in school have a responsibility to be vigilant and recognise any kind of abuse and have a legal duty to report this to the school’s designated safeguarding team.

 

Safeguarding Policy Download

 

Safeguarding Leadership team

Every member of our team is trained and has specialist knowledge in safeguarding. 
Each one brings a unique set of skills and expertise to the team. 

Mrs C Whiting

Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Leech

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr D Gater

School Safeguarding Governor 

Operation Encompass
Operation Encompass is a new initiative which will endeavour to provide support for children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse in their household. It is a partnership between the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Wigan Safeguarding Children’s Board and designated school staff, known as Key Adults. The MASH team will inform Key Adults within schools about any domestic abuse incident where the child has been present or affected. This will enable schools to take appropriate steps to support our pupils during what could be an emotionally difficult time.
 
Online Safety
The main reason that we provide internet access to our teachers and pupils is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication. Internet access will be authorised once parents and pupils have returned the signed consent form as part of the Acceptable Use Policy. A record will be kept by the school office of all pupils who have been granted internet access.
All school systems are protected by up-to-date virus software. Sophos provides online security for our school. Sophos guards the schools’ internet connections from threats that are posed to internet users and the network infrastructure. This helps to prevent hacking of systems and data and a wide range of malware, viruses etc. This also helps to restrict access to inappropriate web-content.
Find out more about how children use social media, the apps they use, potential risks they face, using privacy settings and advice and tips on how to talk to your children about e-safety by clicking on the following links:
 
 
Another point to keeping children safe online would be parental controls. Making sure that children are not able to access adult content online is actually easier than one may think. There are lots of different services on the internet. Here are some useful links to do with some of services that children may often access.
Additionally using child friendly software that service providers have created separately and specifically for children is a great help to combat problems that circulate online. 

You can also find additional information on online safety below in the format of an PDF.
 
For more PDF's about online safety like the one above then there is a link below for the "The Parent" and "Carer Toolkit".
The Parent and Carer Toolkit