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Safeguarding and child protection


Wellington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. At our school the health, safety and well-being of every child are of paramount concern.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Online Safety Policies which can be viewed in the policies section of the website.

We work in partnership with you to ensure your child achieves their full potential and makes a positive contribution.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that concerns about pupils are discussed with parents and carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare, or we have been advised by Children’s Social Care not to.

The procedures that we follow have been laid down by Tower Hamlets Local Safeguarding Children Board and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you would like to know more about our procedures or policy, please come and speak to us.

Read Tower Hamlets Advice for Parents on Keeping Children Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism below.

You can also visit the Act Early website. This is aimed at family and friends and will provide advice, guidance and support to anyone concerned about someone they know. There is a dedicated helpline staffed by police Prevent officers and the website contains further advice about spotting the signs and the support available, as well as example case studies to read. The website can be found here.

For further advice about keeping children safe online, click here.