Safeguarding at Warter
'Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children."
Keeping Children Safe in Eductation
All stakeholders at Warter are firmly committed to safeguarding our school children and families. Staff engage in regular safeguarding training in order to ensure our children and families are well supported and protected from harm.
Our approach to safeguarding is underpinned by our commitment as a Church school to ensure that we are safe, happy and flourish through our Christian Values of hope, perseverance, friendship and respect.
- Mrs. Helen Houghton (Designated Safegurding Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Sophie Howard (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) email@example.com
- Mrs. Claire Huckfield (Child Protection Governor) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Helen Houghton - SENDCo - contact via Office: email@example.com
We work closely with families and other agencies to ensure the safeguarding of children. Underpinning our work is a collection of safeguarding policies and procedures. These policies form part of our statutory duties to safeguard all children. They have been updated to reflect the latest national guidance for safeguarding, as detailed in "Keeping Children Safe in Education" (2022).
Please click the links below to view our policies and procedures.
Please note, some of these policies may also be displayed on our school 'Policies' page.
To view additional policies, please visit our policies page - School Policies and Statutory Information
What can I do if I am worried about a child?
If parents, staff or volunteers have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, the main point of contact in school is Mrs Helen Houghton, who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Mrs Sophie Howard, who is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The governor with responsibility for overseeing safeguarding is Claire Huckfield. Staff record any concerns and these are stored and shared securely.
If you are unable to contact staff for any reason, then you can telephone the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH) during office hours on (01482) 395500 - Choose 'Option 1', or outside of office hours and in the event of an emergency, you can contact the Children’s Emergency Duty Team on: (01482) 393939 In the event the telephone system is not working, please contact 07970156272.
or contact the East Riding Safeguarding and Partnership Hub at any time.
If you are worried that a child is at risk of immediate harm, contact the police at once on 999.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at https://www.childline.org.uk/
Early Help: What is it?
Early Help is not a designated team; it is the way that everyone works together to support the needs of families.
The aim of Early Help is to build on people’s capacity and resources to manage their own dilemmas, resolve their own difficulties and prevent further problems in the future. Early Help is the response offered by all services in East Riding who are in contact with children, young people and families when an unmet need is identified as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018).
Operation Encompass reports to schools any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours that may have an impact on a child attending school the following day. Warter C.E. Primary School is part of the Operation Encompass initiative.
CEOP Information for Parents
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP. Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.
CEOP Information for Young People
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. See link below.
NSPCC Support for Parents and Carers