The welfare and safety of children who attend Wheatlands school is our paramount concern. We promote the health, well-being and safety of the pupils in all we do.
Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school.
As stipulated by the Children's Act (1989), the Education Act (2002) and the Protection of Children Act (2001), the staff at our school have a duty to report any concerns that they may have that any child may be at risk from significant harm or may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse.
All adults working with or on behalf of children have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
All staff at Wheatlands Primary School undergo a thorough safer recruitment and vetting process. We have a Safeguarding Team which consists of:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs S Fiske (Head Teacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs J Simpson
Designated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs S Devon
Our Safeguarding policy and further information is available to download below.