Wolsey Junior Academy is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment

To this end, we are committed to educating our children and parents about the potential risks they may be vulnerable to, such as extremism, domestic violence, sexting, cyber-bullying and safer use of the internet.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school, please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Officers.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Karen Harrison (Inclusion Leader). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers are Mr Ryan Ardé (Head of School).

All staff have received Child Protection and Safeguarding training, which included themes such as Keeping Safe in Education 2016, FGM, The Prevent Agenda in September – October 2016.

All policies for Wolsey Junior Academy can be found here.