Safeguarding

What is safeguarding?

The school places a high priority on safeguarding all children in its care. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

The school complies with the policies and procedures contained within the Trafford Safeguarding Children Board’s website and the GM Safeguarding Children Procedures Manual. Visit the website: www.tscb.co.uk for more information.

  • Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility
  • Wellfield Junior Safeguarding Policy
  • Wellfield Junior Child Protection Policy
  • Trafford’s “Operation Encompass” Procedure – The school has opted in to Trafford’s Operation Encompass. This is a scheme which provides a method of sharing information regarding domestic abuse, where children are present. It is an agreement between Greater Manchester Police, Trafford Council and schools, and enables information to be provided to the school’s designated safeguarding lead, Mr A Dutton, following a recorded incident of domestic abuse, explaining that a child was present in the household at the time. This information will help the school to be in an informed position to be able to support the needs of the child, and provide the comfort, assurance or support required to ensure their welfare.

Keeping our children safe is clearly of paramount importance to us all and below is a series of links to information and services that may help to keep our children safe in a digital world. Just click on the relevant logos on the left to visit the various information sources.

Useful Information Sources
sg-thinkyoukknow Parents & Carers – The CEOP’s ThinkUKnow guidance and awareness information for parents and carers.
sg-thinkyoukknow Primary Children – 5 to 7 years old – The CEOP’s ThinkUKnow guidance and awareness information for primary school children
sg-thinkyoukknow Primary Children – 8 to 11 years old – The CEOP’s ThinkUKnow guidance and awareness information for primary school children
sg-ceop Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – their main site for advice, help and to report an issue
sg-anti-bullying-alliance Anti-Bullying Alliance – this is an alliance of over 60 organisations, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments for children and young people.
Vodafone Digital Parenting Vodafone Digital Parenting magazine – helping young people and families get the most out of their digital technologies and dealing with the challenges that these bring
sg-childnet Childnet International is a not-for-profit organisation that working and liaises with others to help make the internet a safe but great place for children.
sg-saferinternet e-Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
sg-ukccis The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online.
sg-google-family-safety The web was designed to be explored, but Google has controls to help you keep it a safer place for your family to roam. Visit their facilities to learn about the online tools available.
sg-get-safe-online-logo Get Safe Online is one of the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
sg-digizen The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen awareness and understanding of digital citizenship.
sg-windows-security Microsoft Windows Security – Keep your family safer when using your PC.

Disclaimer: Wellfield Junior School has no control over, and accepts no responsibility for the material posted on the websites listed above and offers these links only as suggested sources of useful information & services.