“Everyone is responsible for safeguarding”
Wraxall CofE Primary School, in partnership with all its staff, volunteers and members of the wider school community, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare or our pupils. If you are a parent, child, volunteer or member of staff you should share any concern you may have about a child or an adult with either our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Amy Townsend or the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Tamsin Hayward or the Safeguarding Governor, Hazel Mallett. If this is not possible or appropriate and you need to report a concern yourself the numbers below are the main contacts:
Designated Officer for Allegations (DOFA)
T: 01275 888808
(weekdays 8.45am-5pm or 4.30pm on Friday)
Emergency Duty Team
T: 01454 615165
(outside office hours)
Anyone can refer a safeguarding issue via the NSSCB website (North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board).
If you would like more information then please check out the school website for the LSP Safeguarding Policy and a Wraxall School Policy Summary.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children and to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Wraxall school will work with social care, the police, health services and other services where necessary to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child or an adult at the school you should immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Miss Amy Townsend (Head Teacher) or, in her absence, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Tamsin Hayward (Deputy Head Teacher).
Similarly, should you have any Safeguarding concerns relating to the behaviour of a member of staff, you should immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead as above. If the allegation concerns the Headteacher, you should contact the Chair of Governors, Jessica Vallentine.