The safety of our pupils is paramount. Safeguarding activity is universal and based on the prevention of harm and the promotion of well-being of all children.
All school staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can develop.
All school staff have a responsibility to identify children who may be in need of extra help or who are suffering, or are possibly at risk of suffering , significant harm.
As a relevant agency, the school has a statutory duty to work in line with the local safeguarding arrangements published by Solihull MBC.
The school also follows statutory national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2019)
MEET OUR TEAM
Our Safeguarding team is as follows:
Mrs Wood (Headteacher)
Mrs Thomas (Assistant Headteacher)
Miss Davies (Wrap Around Manager)
In our policies section, under our school, you will find the following safeguarding policies.
- Safeguarding Policy
- Child Protection Policy
- Intimate Care Policy
Woodlands Infant School works closely with the local police where appropriate to safeguard children. Operation Encompass operates in the majority of police forces across England, including Solihull. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident, the police will inform the key adult (Mrs Tania Wood, Headteacher) in school before the child or children arrive at school the following day. This ensures that the school has the up to date relevant information about the child's circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child according to their needs.
The following links may also prove useful to you:
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020:
Working Together to Safeguard Children: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/779401/Working_Together_to_Safeguard-Children.pdf
What to do if you are worried a child is being abused: