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
Mrs S Hilton
Mrs E Wolfenden
Mrs N Renyard
Ms H Dell
Mr C Brown
What to do if you are concerned:
If you are worried about a child please contact:
Ms E Holding (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs S Hilton (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs E Wolfenden (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs N Renyard (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
firstname.lastname@example.org 'term time only'
Telephone: 01494 815211
Non emergency during school holidays
Ms H Dell (Additional Safeguarding Lead, School holidays)
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
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 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
Child line - 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 Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123 or email email@example.com
SHOUT: Mental health text number - 85258
Keeping children safe in education, click here
School Policy and procedures:
Online safety - advice for parents:
Parents: 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 Guide to Dealing with Sexting, click here
Buckinghamshire child protection agencies launch Child Sexual Exploitation, click here
Child Sexual Exploitation Leaflet for Parents and Carers, click here
Safeguarding Newsletter July 2020 for parents - Click here