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Safeguarding and Child Protection

                                                                               
                                                        Article 19: You have the right to be safe. 

 

We take the well-being of our pupils seriously at Penwortham and are fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the children in our care. Safeguarding and child protection are of the highest priority for leaders, staff and governors who all have a clear understanding of their statutory duties. The school has a collective responsibility to ensure our pupils are well cared for and safe from all forms of harm, therefore staff are vigilant and well trained; policies and procedures are consistently implemented and regularly reviewed.

We are delighted to share our recent safeguarding audit where we received the highest possible award for our excellence in safeguarding. To read the report please click here.

 

If you have a safeguarding/child protection concern, please contact the following Safeguarding Leaders:

 

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Leaders (ID 1070)

   

The Department of Education, as outlined in the Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE September 2023) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE September 2023) documents, places a duty on schools to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people. At Penwortham Primary School, we are fully committed to this principle, prioritising the welfare of all our pupils. We have adopted a culture of vigilance in the school through representation of the various features that create a safer environment for our children ie, safer recruitment, robust staff induction, regular staff training, weekly safeguarding quizzes, pupil voice, broad and balanced curriculum, supervision for all staff and effective management of allegations. 

In instances where a student confides sensitive information to a staff member, it is essential for staff to respond with empathy and listen attentively. Staff cannot guarantee confidentiality in such situations. All staff at Penwortham School have signed up to the school's Safe Working Practice Agreement,

Whenever a member of staff has concerns regarding a student's child protection or welfare, they are obligated to report these concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead within the school. Compliance with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ procedures is mandatory, which may involve engaging Social Services and/or other external agencies. 

To report a safeguarding concern you can contact

The school office on 0208 769 3949

office@penwortham.wandsworth.sch.uk

Children can contact Childline on 0800 1111

Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

  • Telephone: 020 8871 7899
  • Telephone outside of normal office hours (after 5pm weekdays or on weekends): 020 8871 6000
  • Email: mash@wandsworth.gov.uk

 

Click on the headings below to find out more 

  Penwortham Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023/2024

 Keeping children safe in Education 2023

Keep Children Safe in Education - community languages

 Working together to safeguard children 2023

Online Safety - using technology

Wandsworth Cost of Living Hub

Parents Guidance - Tutors Coaches

 Parent Guidance - Tutors Leaflet Format

 The Prevent Strategy

Channel Duty Guidance

 Fundamental British Values

 

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