Safeguarding Statement

Children maximise their potential in an environment which is safe, secure and supportive of all their needs, including any needs they have from potential abuse.

Our school is committed to providing the welfare of all children by working in partnership with parents and carers. The Local Authority (LA) and multi-agency partners in early help and child protection, in accordance with locally agreed multi-agency safeguarding arrangements, procedure and practices.

Safeguarding children permeates all aspects of our work as a school, with a preventative role to inform and boost the resilience of all students by enhancing protective factors in their lives.

Safeguarding at Wellfield

At Wellfield School we are very clear, the welfare of our learners is paramount and we will offer early and additional help to prevent escalation. Parents should be aware that Wellfield School will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of our learners.

Where we are concerned a learner may be at risk of significant harm, ill-treatment, neglect of other forms of abuse, we have no alternative but to follow Durham’s Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures.

A copy of our Child Protection Policy can be found in our School Policies section.

The following staff have responsibility for Safeguarding:

Mr Gary Potts

Acting Headteacher

Mr Deon Krishnan

Deputy Headteacher

Mr John Hardie

Assistant Head teacher, Behaviour for Learning

Ms Pippa Dodd

Assistant Headteacher, Attendance, Rewards & SENCO

Mr Graham Anderson

Pastoral Support Officer

Miss Jane Driver

Pastoral Support Officer

Mrs Helen O’Brien

Pastoral Support Officer

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Pastoral Support Officer

Miss Natalie Thornton

Pastoral Support Officer

Mrs Sharon Forbes

ASD Manager and Assistant SENCO KS4

Mrs Ann Marie Pitcairn

LSU Manager

Mrs Adele Mutton

Teacher and Assistant SENCO KS3