At Worple Primary School we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide an environment in which children and adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, believing they will be effectively listened to.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.
The Safeguarding Team
The safeguarding team are responsible for keeping children safe at home and school. These are the designated safeguarding leads at Worple:
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Mrs V. HurnDesignated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs V. Hurn
Mrs H. FinchDesignated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs H. Finch
Mrs C. PenningtonDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C. Pennington
Lynda BoysNominated Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding
The Safeguarding Governor is Ms Lynda Boys and can be contacted via the school office.
The Designated Teacher for looked after and previously looked after children is Val Hurn.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children's health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Useful numbers and contacts
Social Care Front Door - 020 8583 3200 / 6600 and choose Option 1 or email CSLL-socialcare-GCSX@hounslow.gcsx.gov.uk.
Duty Managers can be contacted on 020 8583 3257 or 4573. Mon-Fri (9am-5pm)
Out of hours and weekends - Emergency Duty Team: 020 8583 2222
Hounslow Children Safeguarding Board: www.hscb.org.uk or call on 0208 583 3068