Safeguarding at Wheatfields Junior School
Wheatfields Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all posts prior to commencement.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
· Protecting children from maltreatment;
· Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development.
· Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care:
· Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
Keeping Children Safe in Education ( KCSiE), DfE 2020 Update - January 2021 Post EU Exit) states that, in addition to the three yearly cycle of safeguarding and child protection training, all staff members should receive safeguarding and child protection updates (for example, via email, e-bulletins and staff meetings), as required, but at least annually, to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively.
At Wheatfields Junior School, all staff are trained at Level 1 and the DSL(s) deliver regular updates using materials provided by Hertfordshire Child Protection School Liaison Team, in line with the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) procedures and national guidance. Staff are also informed of updates and changes to legislation by email and staff briefings. Three members of staff are trained as Level 2 Designated Safeguarding Leads.
The lead DSL is Mrs Janice Tearle, Headteacher and the deputy DSLs are Mrs Laura Jablowski (Inclusion Leader and Assistant HT) and Mrs Claire Smith (Wellbeing Mentor). Three members of staff are trained as STEPS trainers (Mrs Janice Tearle; Mrs Laura Jablowski and Mrs Sherry Davies) and training in STEPs is provided to all staff in support of our therapeutic approach to behaviour in school.
Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement
Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident. In this school, the DSLs have all undertaken the key adult training and this has since been cascaded to our staff team. Our parents are aware that we are an Operation Encompass school. The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.
Reporting Safeguarding Concerns:
We encourage all members of our school community to raise any concerns of a safeguarding nature with a DSL immediately. However, if anyone has an urgent concern of a child being at risk of harm and cannot make immediate contact with one of the DSLs, they should contact:
Children's Services on 0300 1234043
Please click on the links below to view the relevant school safeguarding policy or document. If you require a paper copy, or have any additional communication needs, please contact the school office for further assistance.
- Accessibility Plan February 2021
- Anti Bullying Policy September 2020
- Attendance Policy February 2021
- Behaviour Policy September 2020
- Child Protection Policy September 2020
- Children Looked After Policy September 2020
- Equality Statement and Action Plan February 2021
- Intimate Care Policy Feb 2021
- Keeping children safe in education part one
- Online Safety Policy Including Acceptable Use Agreements April 2019
- PARENTAL USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING INTERNET SITES
- Relationships Health and Sex Education Policy June 2020
- Restrictive Physical Intervention Policy February 2020
- Safer Recruitment Policy January 2020
- SEND Policy Feb 2021
- Supporting pupils with Medical Needs November 2020
- Wellbeing Mentor Policy February 2021
- Whistleblowing Policy September 2020
- BRITISH VALUES
- Charging Policy September 2019
- COLLECTIVE WORSHIP POLICY MARCH 2018
- Complaints Policy and Procedure November 2020
- Debt Recovery Policy 2020
- Food Policy June 2019
- Home School Agreement 2020
- KS2 OUTCOMES 2019 COMPARISON WITH HERTS AND NATIONAL OUTCOMES
- Wheatfields Jnr DAA Policy 21 22
- Wheatfields Sports Team Selection Policy
- Calculation Policy 2019 2
- Feedback and Marking Policy July 2019
- Homework Policy February 2020
- WholeTeaching and Learning Policy 2020