Warren Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment, for all it’s pupils.
We aim to protect the children at all times and to give all staff involved clear guidance as to their legal and professional roles and to enable good practice throughout the school which is understood by pupils, parents/carers and staff.
The staff at Warren Wood recognises their responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying. We are determined to meet its obligation to ensure that Warren Wood provide opportunities for children and young people to do so, with the highest possible standard of care.
If you have concerns about your own child or another child’s well-being or safety, please speak in the first instance to Mrs Reyes, who is our Designated Safeguarding Lead Teacher and in her absence, MrsCowie, Mrs Eastham (Assistant Headteachers) or Mrs Brealey (Pastoral Care Manager). They will then make an informed decision, based on the information you have shared, on how to proceed. This may involve help from outside agencies, the safeguarding team or social services.
Policies and Procedures
Warren Wood Primary School has policies in place which deal which deal with safeguarding, child protection and safer recruitment and complies with the DFE’s safeguarding children and safer recruitment statutory guidance.
Please find our Safeguarding and E-Safety Policy on the Safeguarding Policies page.
Further information can be found on the links below.
This is a copy of a poster we have displayed around school.
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Warren Wood Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents/carers to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents/carers speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:
Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this here.
When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up. To read more, click here.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry settings, jargon busting and many more ‘How to Guides’. They are well worth a read and some are attached below for you to download.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
New E-Safety Portal for Parents and Schools – Internet Matters
Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP. There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.
The NSPCC also has useful information and child friendly videos to in talking to children about how to safe online.