Safeguarding & Child Protection

St Paul’s C of E Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all pupils, staff, volunteers, visitors and external agencies to share this commitment.

Should you have any concerns regarding the welfare or safety of a pupil please speak to:

Mrs Taylor, Headteacher - Designated Child Protection Officer.

Ms Edwards - Deputy Head - Deputy Child Protection Officer

Mrs Ambler - Inclusion Manager - Deputy Child Protection Officer

Alternatively, you can email us at: safeguarding@stpauls.wokingham.sch.uk 

Our Safeguarding Policy is written with due regard to the Department for Education statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018 and the local Safeguarding Children Board policy.

 
 
The slides from this term's Keeping Safe Assembly can be found below.

If you have concerns that a child you know is at risk of serious harm through abuse or neglect, it is important that you report your worries to the correct agency. 

Wokingham Triage Teamtriage@wokingham.gcsx.gov.uk  or 0118 908 8022. 

You can also report you concerns to the NSPCC:www.nspcc.org.uk/help-and-advice

 

Useful Guidance on the following safeguarding issues is available by following the links

Internet Safety

 

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Abuse which sees young people being manipulated or coerced into sexual activity for receiving ‘something’ such as; gifts, money, food, attention, somewhere to stay etc. Technology is very often used to groom victims, through social networking sites.

www.nspcc.org.uk/Inform/resources

www.barnardos.org.uk/

www.paceuk.info

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

The procedure is a serious Child Protection issue. It is illegal. You must contact the Police if you think that a girl or young woman is in danger of FGM. You should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (020 7008 1500) if she’s already been taken abroad. 

www.dofeve.org

fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

Preventing Radicalisation

Our school is clear that extremism and radicalisation should be viewed as safeguarding concerns.  We value freedom of speech and the expression of beliefs and both pupils and adults have the right to speak freely and voice their opinions. Our ethos seeks to build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling all members of our school community to challenge extremist views. 

DfE guidance: Prevent Duty . 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood

PANTS Rule 

P.A.N.T.S - Teach your child the Underwear Rule and help protect them from abuse.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/underwear-rule/

Staying safe away from home

https://www.nspcc.org.uk//staying-safe-away-from-home/

Home alone 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/home-alone/

Mental Health

Self Harm - a guide for parents (see below)