Safeguarding in our school
At Wallington Primary Academy, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do this by:
- Practising safer recruitment by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
- Equip the children with the skills needed to keep themselves safe.
- Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop in confidence and independence.
- Work within the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy alongside Government documentation and Guidance.
The Child Protection Policy sets out clear procedures which all staff are aware of. Parents and carers are able to read the policy by following the link above. We also have an Emotional Health and Well-Being Policy which explores support for positive mental health of staff and pupils.
Our priority is always about safeguarding the child and there may be times that we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when we are worried about a child’s welfare. It is usual practice for us to discuss the concerns with parents/carers unless advised otherwise as we always favor working in partnership with families
This school takes notice of and adheres to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
Our Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection is:
Mrs Joanne Guerin – (Head of School and DSL)
Our Safeguarding Governors are:
Lead Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Carol Mannion
Deputy Safeguarding Governor – Mr Nigel Gamble
For further information, please read the Cirrus Trust Child Protection Policy & Procedures here.
Specific contact details for Wallington Primary Academy can be found in our WPA Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy - Appendix F.
As a community, we are all responsible for the safety of children. If you have a concern about a child and believe they are at risk of harm, you can:
Worried about a child's safety?
Don't delay, contact the safeguarding team above. Alternatively contact,
the NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000
If you think a child is in immediate danger call the police on 999
- Speak to one of our designated members of staff listed above
- Phone Sutton's Children's First Contact Service tel:02087706001/6072 or click: https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200235/safeguarding_children/473/what_to_do_if_you_are_worried_about_a_child/2
- If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the Designated Persons in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) – who will consider what action to take