Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Woodfield School is a priority and something that all staff take seriously.

To ensure that pupils are kept safe, an ethos of Safeguarding is embedded in what we do across the school. We have adopted Surrey Safeguarding Policy, which can be accessed on this page. In addition to statutory Safeguarding training, all staff receive ongoing Safeguarding training and support. Safeguarding runs through the school and is regularly monitored and audited by Surrey county council, the Governing Body, School Improvement Partner as well as an independent safeguarding consultant and the Safeguarding Team at school.

The words ‘Safeguarding’ and ‘Child Protection’ are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings. Safeguarding is what we are doing for all our children; Child Protection refers to the policy and procedures we have for referring and supporting children at risk of serious harm, or who have been seriously harmed. The definition of Safeguarding is given in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, paragraph 4.

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;

  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;

  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.’

Interestingly, the last bullet point makes the definition into a pro-active one: if you’re concerned about the other three, do something about it.

Woodfield School takes the job of Safeguarding very seriously. All staff are trained in Safeguarding and receive regular updates in line with current Policy and advice. All volunteers and visitors who are in the school for are treated with due diligence and all checks are taken as per school policies.

Designated Safeguarding Lead is - Mrs Emma Digby - edigby@woodfield.surrey.sch.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are -

Mrs Andrea Ashron-Coulton - head@woodfield.surrey.sch.uk

Mr Bill Jenkins - bjenkins@woodfield.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs Terri Wyse - twyse@woodfield.surrey.sch.uk

LADO -Local Area Designated Officer - Tel: 0300 123 1650 - Email: lado@surrey.cc.gov.ukuk

Governor responsible for Child protection/safeguarding - Veronica Gerhold

Governor for e-safety, Prevent and Deputy lead governor for safeguarding - Richard Wood

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Safeguarding Newsletter

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