Wickhambrook Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside of the school premises.

Wickhambrook will establish and maintain an ethos where our pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. Children at our school will be able to talk freely to any member of staff or regular visitor to our school if they are worried or concerned about something. All staff and regular visitors will, through induction and training, know how to recognise a disclosure from a child and will know how to manage this. We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will know what their chosen adult will have to do with whatever they have been told.

If you have any safeguarding concerns about the safety of your own child or anyone else’s child during the school day please contact the nominated person (DSL) for child protection, Mrs Jessica Butler ( Assistant Headteacher).

In her absence Mrs Sarah Morris (Assistant Head teacher), Mrs Hannah Tyzack ( Head teacher) or Miss Sophie Jolland (Class Teacher) are the next people to contact (ASL's). Mrs Hannah Tyzack is the nominated person for Children in Care.

If the concern is regarding PREVENT see below.

For Safeguarding Issues Please Contact: Customer First: 0808 800 4005 (Mon-Fri: 8.45-5.20) Or Out of Hours Telephone Number 0808 800 4005

Prevent Concerns

If you have a PREVENT disclosure/concern during the school day, please see Mrs Hannah Tyzack, Mrs Sarah Morris, Mrs Jessica Butler or Miss Jolland who will decide whether to refer to Channel Panel.

If a child makes a PREVENT disclosure when the above Safeguarding Leads are not available and there is an imminent risk of harm it is your responsibility to contact the police on 999.

All disclosures/concerns must be recorded on a yellow sheet and handed to a Safeguarding Lead.