Child Protection & Safeguarding
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Phil Winterburn (Headteacher)
Deputy DSL - Hannah Collins (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy DSL - Susan Battson (Pupil & Family Welfare Leader)
E-safety Leader - Hannah Collins (Deputy Headteacher)
Safeguarding Governor - John Morris
Everyone who works or volunteers in our school has a duty to keep children safe and to inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead if they have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child.
The documents and links below have been assembled to enable staff and volunteers to exercise their duties in relation to child protection.
The following documents are essential reading for staff and volunteers. All staff and volunteers should familiarise themselves with at least Part 1 of the guidance.
Keeping Children Safe in Education - Part 1 (September 2022)
What to do if you are Worried a Child is being Abused (March 2015)
Working Together to Safeguard Children (July 2018)
Access and Response Team (ART)
When the public or professionals need to make a referral or raise a concern about a child, the Access and Response Teams (ART) will make the first assessment of what needs to be done to keep or make the child safe.
The ART Team can be contacted by anyone with a concern about a child - their number is: 01454 866000 (out of hours number: 01454 615165)
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe? You can make a report to one of CEOP's experienced Child Protection Advisors by clicking the link below.
Childline is a free service for children. For more information visit their website or call them for advice and support.
The NSPCC offer a wide-range of advice and information in relation to child protection and safeguarding concerns.
Click on each box below to find out more
Click here to see further guidance from the NSPCC on online safety.
Click here to access the NSPCC's A Parents Guide to being Share Aware.
Net Aware (Staying Safe Online)
This website, run by the NSPCC, provides information about the ever expanding world of apps and social media which children may encounter. If you are confused by some of the terminology or unsure of the risk or age-appropriateness of certain apps, this site is an invaluable reference tool.
You can log in to the CPOMS page for Wheatfield by clicking on the icon below. We use this secure online system to log all safeguarding concerns.
Child Protection Training
All staff receive regular child protection training.
New staff, please register for "Safeguarding Children in Education" Online Training here.
Regular staff training is important to ensure staff recognise possible signs and indicators that a girl is either at risk of, or has already undergone, FGM.
New staff, please register for FGM Online Training here.
The Prevent Duty
The Prevent Duty applies to all schools and childcare providers. It sets out the legal duty these organisations have to give, 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'.
The following resources and publications, in conjunction with CPD and mentoring, will provide staff with a clear overview of how to exercise their duty.
The Prevent Duty - Departmental Advice - June 2015
New staff, please register for Prevent Online Training here.
Child Protection & Whistleblowing Policies
The school has a Child Protection Policy which outlines its safeguarding practices and how these meet the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education.
The school also has a Whistleblowing Policy which staff can use to escalate an issue which they do not believe has been given due care or attention by leaders or managers.
These can be viewed on our policies page by clicking this link.
South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children's Partnership
To visit the South Gloucestershire Children's Partnership website, click the icon below.
South West Child Protection Procedures
Follow the link below to visit the South West Child Protection Procedures website. You will then need to follow the link to the South Gloucestershire page.