At Winslow CE Combined School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are regularly trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional / sexual harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads, both of whom are members of our Senior Management Team and have received appropriate training for this role.

The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. On rare occasions, our concern about a child requires us to consult other agencies.  We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.

Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Caroline Colmer (Head Teacher)

                                                            Mrs Tracy Thomas (Assistant Head)

If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Head teacher, Mrs Colmer, or your child’s class teacher: the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies can be found on the school website.

Useful Web Links for Parents / Carers

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Watch the Parents' and Carers Guide to the Internet

Parent e-safety Information Articles -

Buckinghamshire provide a First Response team who deal with all serious child protection concerns where a child is considered to be at risk of significant harm. Please call First Response direct should your concern be urgent - details below:

First Response

Who to Contact
0845 460 0001
BCC Child Protection
Where to Go
Name of venue
County Hall
Venue address
Walton Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire
HP20 1YU

PREVENT STRATEGY - Preventing Extremism Bucks County Council website link:



Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5:30pm Friday - 9am to 5pm. Outside of these hours, for serious emergencies in the evening, weekends or public holidays, please call the Emergency Duty Team for advice on 01494 675802.

What is Prevent?

Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats.  E.g. international terrorism, far right extremists (among others).

The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found at the following address:

Three key themes

The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:

  • Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.

  • Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.

  • Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities

Prevent Team

The Prevent Engagement Team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussion ensuring that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities. They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.

Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism. 

How you can help?

It is important that we all work together, so that we can protect our communities. There are many ways you can help:

  • You can get in touch with your local neighbourhood or Prevent team for advice and support, if you are worried about someone you know who you believe may be vulnerable to radicalisation

  • You can speak to your local officers or Prevent contact about helping run community events to bring people from different communities together

  • You can provide facilities that could help us and our partners hold community engagement events.



  1. Adult Volunteer Helpers Child Protection leaflet 2017
  2. Recruitment Policy 2017
  3. Information Sharing Statement
  4. Prevent Policy updated December 16
  5. Child Protection Model Policy (new and extended appendices)
  6. E-Safety policy Dec 2016
  7. Safeguarding Policy updated Oct 2016
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  9. Safeguarding across the Curriculum 2015
  10. Advice_for_Parents_on_Cyberbullying_131114 (1)
  11. Safeguarding and equalities statement
  12. Website warning Letter February 2104