Child Protection & Safeguarding
Wilby CE VA Primary believes that all children have a right to grow up and learn in a safe and secure environment. In our school, all staff, governors and volunteers have received safeguarding training. We have 3 Designated Safeguarding Leads who you can approach if you have concerns about a child's safety. These are: Miss Lisa Pearce (Head), Mrs Katie Warwick (Assistant Head) and Mrs Kellie Tai (Parent Link Worker).
If we have any concerns about a child's safety, we will speak to you as parents in the first instance. Often through us talking things through the concerns that have been raised are explained or further support is arranged and we move forward from there. Very occasionally we have concerns are raised that we may feel, that by talking directly with you, may put the child more at risk. In some instances, these cases are then referred to Social Services. This procedure enables us to protect children at risk and we make no apology for taking the attitude that where there are grounds for suspicion it is better to be safe than sorry. Unfortunately, this means that we risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case, which upon investigation proves unfounded.
Our Safeguarding Policy is available and we remind parents to speak to us if you are worried.
If you are worried about a child outside of school time, you can call the local Multi Agency Support Hub for advice (anonymously if needs be) on 0300 126 1000 or click this link for further information.