Safeguarding Information for Parents
Designated Safeguarding leads
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Catherine Sharpe and Laura Humble. Ann Grant, Helen Russell, Jesica Young & Susan O'Brien are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
If you wish to discuss or pass on any concerns you have regarding safeguarding and child protection please contact our Safeguarding Team through the school office.
Woodlands Primary Academy follows the Oldham Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures. The Academy will endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with social care and/or the Police without prior parental consent (in accordance with Oldham Safeguarding Children Board Procedures). We always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.
Woodlands Primary Academy has a wide range of safeguarding and health and safety guidance and procedures in place to protect all our pupils and ensure their welfare. The Trust, governors and staff annually review and monitor these policies which include safeguarding, anti-bullying, behaviour, security, first aid and e-safety.
In accordance with statutory guidance all staff regularly attend Child Protection training and reporting procedures to follow for suspected incidents of abuse.
All staff are trained in Evacuation, Invacuation and Lockdown Procedures and these procedures are practiced in school over the academic year.
The Academy works with a number of agencies to safeguard and protect individual pupil’s welfare. Robust safer recruitment guidelines are followed with regard to recruitment and all staff and regular volunteers undergo DBS checks to assess their suitability.
Our full Safeguarding Policy and procedures are available on our website http://www.woodlandsprimaryacademy.org/Policies/ and from the office on request.
Click here to go to the Oldham Safeguarding website. This site provides information for public, parents, carers, children and young people on key issues around safety and wellbeing of children.
Other useful websites to support parents and families to keep children safe:
Let's Stop Abuse Together - advice and support site to help keep children safe from sexual abuse. The site includes advice for parents and carers on spotting the signs of sexual abuse and speaking to your child about relationships and safety. It also signposts to sources of further support for children, adults and professionals including the NSPCC helpline and Childline.
Childnet - Parent/Carer toolkit
Common Sense Media - advice re age ratings/restrictions on films, games etc.
Internet Matters - help and support for parents of young teenagers