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Wootton-by-Woodstock Primary

Wootton-by-Woodstock Primary

Health, Safety and Pastoral Care

Wootton-By-Woodstock School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check.

Wootton-By-Woodstock School is a school in which everyone is nurtured. Health, Safety and Well-being is the school’s first priority. Safe and healthy individuals are happy individuals who are able to apply themselves to their work and achieve well.

This school has repeatedly been awarded an Outstanding judgement with regard to Health and Safety compliance during Local Authority audits (conducted on behalf of the ODST). The school follows all Government and ODST expectations with regard to safeguarding and child protection procedures, working closely with other agencies as necessary. Some of our procedures may seem a little ‘fussy’ but we do operate on the principles of best practice because we wish to keep your children as safe as possible.

SAFEGUARDING

Wootton-by-Woodstock Primary School is committed to keeping children safe at all times. The school has a comprehensive range of policies concerned with general health and safety and safeguarding. Although we would hope that it would not be necessary, parents may also find it useful to know how safeguarding concerns can be raised or reported.

Parents who are also volunteers are requested to attend Annual Generalist Safeguarding Training sessions along with staff and school governors. This training addresses the full range of safeguarding risks, how to identify various kinds of abuse and who to share information with.

Parents who are not volunteers in school may also have cause to report concerns from time to time:

Report child abuse - What to do if you think a child is at risk of abuse or neglect.

Parents may contact NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/

A special helpline is available if you are concerned that a child you know is being sexually exploited. Contact the Kingfisher Team on: 01865 309196.

Immediate danger

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

Immediate concern

If you have a concern about a child, please call MASH on 0345 050 7666.

If you are a parent and you feel you are harming your child or are close to doing so please contact one of the following numbers

Office hours (8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 4pm, Friday): Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0345 050 7666

Outside office hours: Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833 408

If you are a child or young person and you are being abused or neglected please contact us on one of the following numbers:

Office hours (8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 4pm, Friday): Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0345 050 7666

Outside office hours: Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833 408

Please view the Safeguarding & Child Protection and the Whistleblowing policies for further information.

Other useful documents and links for parents:

Exclusion at this school is extremely rare.  Should it be deemed necessary to exclude a pupil then the current Oxfordshire Local Authority guidance would be followed.