What is Safeguarding? Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment, preventing harm to children’s health or development, ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care, and taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child. Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18. (Explanation source: NSPCC website)
In School: Safeguarding is a very important issue for everyone involved with children’s education. If you have any concerns at all please report these immediately to Mr Sherriff (below left), who is the designated Safeguarding Officer, or Mrs Foster (below centre) and Mrs Glover (below right), who are the Deputy-designated Safeguarding Officers. The School Governors Mrs Sophie Gardiner (Chair of Governors) and Mrs Ruth Puzzar are also involved with our Safeguarding procedures.
Useful Links (click the name to follow the link):
The NSPCC website has a wide range of information for parents, children, concerned residents and professionals. it also contains a host of links to other avenues of information and services.
You can report abuse to the National Crime Agency via the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) website.
Wigan Safeguarding Board has a list of services that may be of use to parents and carers.
‘It’s Not Okay’ is a campaign run across Greater Manchester.
SaveToNet is a free service for smart phones that introduces safeguarding software in an attempt to block items of malicious content that are not suitable for young children. There are many features which can be controlled by parents – please visit their website for full details.Safeguarding Statement
Parent Safeguarding information