Safeguarding

Whilst the prime focus of Welton Primary School is to secure the best educational provision for children, the school believes that the safety, welfare and care of children is paramount. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted into our care at all times.

At Welton Primary School, the following people are responsible for safeguarding and child protection:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): John Snell (Head teacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Caroline Smart (Deputy Head teacher)

Nominated Safeguarding Governor:  Simon Scarborough

As part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, we follow the agreed Safeguarding Policy which can be read here alongside the Child Protection Policy here however we also have our own local safeguarding procedures which can be read here.

All school staff are Child Protection trained and the school community use MyConcern online reporting system for recording and monitoring any safeguarding concerns. We also work closely with a number of agencies to support our community and all staff receive training and updates throughout the school year.

For 2018-2019 the Home Office has requested that schools should be knowledgeable about County Lines (Click here for further information and guidance). In addition, the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education document highlghted the rise in Peer on Peer abuse. All staff are up to date with these issues and parents can be confident that we take any safeguarding concerns seriously.