Safeguarding Information for Parents
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Louise Hayes and Nicola Reid, Christine Duffy is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
If you wish to discuss or pass on any concerns you have regarding safeguarding and child protection please contact our Safeguarding Staff through the school office.
Willowpark Primary Academy follows the Oldham Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The Academy will endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with social care and/or the Police without prior parental consent (in accordance with Oldham Safeguarding Children Board Procedures). We always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.
Willowpark Primary Academy has a wide range of safeguarding and health and safety guidance and procedures in place to protect all our pupils and ensure their welfare. The Trust, governors and staff annually review and monitor these policies which include safeguarding, anti-bullying, behaviour, security, first aid and e-safety.
In accordance with statutory guidance all staff regularly attend Child Protection training and reporting procedures to follow for suspected incidents of abuse.
The Academy works with a number of agencies to safeguard and protect individual pupil’s welfare. Robust safer recruitment guidelines are followed with regard to recruitment and all staff and regular volunteers undergo DBS checks to assess their suitability.
Our full Safeguarding Policy and procedures are available on our website in the Policies Section and from the office.
Click here to go to the Oldham Safeguarding website. This site provides information for public, parents, carers, children and young people on key issues around safety and wellbeing of children.
Academy staff have undertaken Training for Evacuation, Invacuation and Lockdown (EIL) procedures and drills to practise this are held regularly with all pupils and staff.
Other useful websites to support parents and families to keep children safe:
Online Safety Advice for Parents
How to report bullying and online incidents
Prevent Duty Guidance