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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

Safeguarding

At Sir William Ramsay School, we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, ensuring that the highest priority is given to following guidance and regulations to safeguard all our students.

Governors' vision of safeguarding is: 

  • Which is centred on the needs of the child. 
  • Where a child can flourish at Sir William Ramsay School, safe from fear, exploitation or oppression. 
  • Which involves the participation of the whole school community. 
  • That learns from incidents and does not seek to blame, unnecessarily.
  • Where everyone is confident and prepared to deal with the safety of the child.

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.
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Information is shared on a ‘need to know’ basis when in the best interests of a child, this may be with staff internal to the school and/or external agencies at a level deemed necessary and appropriate. If it is felt a child is at significant risk of harm then parents/ careers may not be informed immediately.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Miss E Gurney
DSL & Designated Teacher for CLA (Child Looked After)
Email

Mrs S Hilton
Inclusion Manager
Email

Mrs E Wolfenden
SENDCO 
Email

Mrs N Renyard
Deputy Headteacher
Email

 

Ms H Dell
Business Manager
Email
 

Mr P Flemming
Safeguarding Governor
 

What to do if you are concerned:

If you are worried about a child please contact:

Miss E Gurney - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs S Hilton - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs N Renyard - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs E Wolfenden - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

shilton@swr.school 'term time only'
Telephone: 01494 815211

Non Emergency During School Holidays

Ms H Dell  - Additional Safeguarding Lead, School Holidays
hdell@swr.school
Telephone: 01494 815211


Thames Valley Police: 101 or 999 in an emergency
Social Care - Out of Hours: 0800 999 7677
First Response Team: 0845 4600 001
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Samaritans - Helpline:116 123
Childline: 0800 1111
Female Genital Mutilation Helpline - NSPCC: 0800 028 3550
Kidscape – Parent Advice Line (bullying) (Mon-Weds from 9:30am to 2:30pm): 020 7823 5430
Forced Marriages Unit - Foreign and Commonwealth Office: 020 7008 0151
Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
R-U Safe?  Barnardos - Children/Young People Sexual Exploitation Service: 01494 785 552


Parents' Resources - Educate Against Hate - https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/


Update from NSPCC for Deaf Children and Families - Click here


Links:

Support and Advice regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender  - lgbtbucks.org
Local Support Services for Children and Families - youthwellbeing.co.uk
Website for Bucks Families on activities, schools, support and local resources - bucksfamilyinfo.org
Protecting Children From Abuse - advice and guidance - www.NSPCC.org.uk
Advice and guidance for children, young people and families on healthy, safe, relationships -www.barnardosrealloverocks.org.uk
UK organisation which protects children both online and offline - www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Childrens Partnership - information for children, parents/carers and professionals - www.bucksscp.org.uk
Advice and guidance on healthy relationships - www.disrespectnobody.co.uk
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people - https://kooth.com/

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) - www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Reducing Risks - https://www.reducingtherisk.org.uk/cms/content/information-and-advice-buckinghamshire
Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/kids/

NHS apps to support mental health - please be aware you may be charged for using some of these apps https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/ 
Online Tutors Keeping Children Safe https://static.lgfl.net/LgflNet/downloads/online-safety/posters/LGfL-DigiSafe-Online-Tutors-Safeguarding-Guidance.pdf
Mental Health Support for Young People - https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/  
Mental Health Support for Parents/Carers of Young People - https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/
The Samaritanshttps://www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org
SHOUT: Mental Health text number - 85258


Government Legislation:

Keeping Children Safe in Education, click here


School Policy and Procedures:

Safeguarding Flow Chart SWRS - TBA
Safeguarding Policy, click here
Visitors Safeguarding Leaflet, click here

Annex to Safeguarding Policy Covid-19 Response - click here


Online Safety - Advice for Parents/Carers:

Parents/Carers: Supporting Young People Online (Leaflets) - Click here
(
Leaflets are in other languages on their website)


Sexting and Child Sexual Exploitation Advice and Guidance:

A Parents/Carers Guide to Dealing with Sexting, click here
Buckinghamshire Child Protection Agencies launch Child Sexual Exploitation, click here
Child Sexual Exploitation Leaflet for Parents/Carers, click  here


Safeguarding Newsletter July 2020 - Click here 


Safeguarding Newsletter December 2020  - Click here
Safeguarding Newsletter February 2021  - Click here
Safeguarding Newsletter March 2021 - Click  here

Safeguarding - Parent/Carers Self Care Guide by Dr L Russell - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter July 2021 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter October 2021 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter November 2021 - TBA