Whitchurch C E Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our children, staff, governors and visitors, whilst promoting conditions which allow children and adults to feel confident about sharing any concerns which they have about their own safety or the well-being of others.
We aim to safeguard and promote the safe welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with agencies to ensure a child’s safety.
There are Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies in place. All staff, governors and visitors are aware of these policies and procedures. Parents and Carers are welcome to read the policies which are kept in the policy section of this website.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible on the same day.
In an emergency
If you think a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999
If you need to speak to someone urgently out of school hours, please call the duty social worker on: 0300 555 1373 or refer to the Hampshire Out of Hours website:
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that he/she is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Head Teacher in confidence. If the concern relates to the Head Teacher you should contact the Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) on 01962 876364 who will consider what action to take.