Safeguarding

Wilton Primary Academy’s whole-school Child Protection Policy aims to provide clear direction to staff and others about expected codes of behaviour in dealing with child welfare concerns. The policy also aims to make explicit the school’s commitment to the development of good practice and sound procedures to keep children safe in our school.

This policy recognises that abuse can occur in all communities and contexts and that all staff have a responsibility and the opportunity to support children, in sharing concerns and worries in school to feel safe. The whole school culture of vigilance in Wilton Primary creates a safe space where children are supported, listened to and valued in what they choose to share and that ALL staff act immediately with the necessary level of intervention to create the most effective outcome for every individual child.

If you have any concerns of a safeguarding nature during the partial closure within school hours (9am to 3pm), please contact the academy on 01642 483696.

Outside of these hours, please contact the Multi Agency Children’s Hub on 01642 130700, email: RedcarMACH@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk or contact the police (if necessary). 

Useful Information

Act Early (ACT Early | Prevent radicalisation ) This is the link to Counter Terrorism Policing PREVENT website which provides information on spotting the signs of radicalisation and how you can get safeguarding support if you think a loved one or friend is at risk. ACT Early | Prevent radicalisation

Internet Matters ( Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online It was established to help parents keep their children safe online and provides lots of useful practical advice across a wide age range all aimed and keeping young people safe online. Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online (internetmatters.org)

Barnardos  Barnardos run specialist services for children and young people who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour or area risk of or experiencing child sexual abuse and exploitation. Believe in children | Children’s charity | Barnardo’s

Childline Childline is a free, private, and confidential service where children and young people can talk about anything either on the phone or online. Childline provides information and advice on a range of topics including nudes and semi-nudes and, with the IWF, offers Report Remove, a tool to help under 18s in reporting images and videos to get them removed from the internet. Childline also includes online safety advice for deaf children and young people. Childline | Childline

Childnet  Childnet provides free online safety information, advice and educational resources for young people, professionals and parents and carers. This includes session plans on online sexual harassment, healthy relationships and the sharing of nudes and semi-nudes. Learning resources for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities(SEND) are also available. Childnet – Childnet

NCA-CEOP – Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency. It provides information and advice for parents and carers and children and young people on sex, relationships and the internet. Thinkuknow – home

This article shares information on how to report unwanted content online. https://parentinfo.org/article/supporting-your-child-with-reporting-unwanted-content-online

NSPCC The NSPCC provides training and guidance for professionals and advice for parents and carers across a range of child safeguarding topics. The NSPCC also provides services that work to protect children against sexual abuse and free teaching resources and lesson plans that explore healthy relationships, concerning or abusive behaviour, and sharing images online. Learning resources for children and young people with SEND are also available. NSPCC Learning home

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