Windhill21 School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment; please find them on our policies page.
Our designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Mrs Philippa Moore, our Headteacher.
In her absence, Mrs Geraldine Stevens, Family and Pastoral Worker, is the deputy safeguarding lead and can deal with any safeguarding or child protection concerns. Craig Wood (Deputy Headteacher) and Debra Price (Assistant Headteacher) are also DSP trained.
Our governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mrs Naomi Holloway.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Prevent Duty aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists. Windhill21 works positively to protect young people from radicalisation and actively supports the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different. Please read the booklet below for more information.
The links below are documents that are used in school for safeguarding training and reference:
Quick reference guide for staff
Safeguarding presentation for staff