Winslow Church of England School

Safeguarding Statement

At Winslow Church of England School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

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

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” Sept 2018, we have 2 Designated Safeguarding Leads for Child Protection, Cazz Colmer and Tracy Thomas who are members of the senior management team, and have received appropriate training for this role.  It is their responsibility to ensure all staff in contact with children receives child protection awareness training on a regular basis. We believe safeguarding and promoting our students’ welfare is everyone’s responsibility, we work together as a team to achieve this. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us

There are occasions when concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies.  Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents, there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.

On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under S47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without parents’ knowledge. This decision would be made by the police and social care; we are required to work collaboratively with partner agencies and would therefore cooperate with direction given. This would however always only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk of harm.  To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

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. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to Cazz Colmer, Tracy Thomas or your child’s class teacher: the Policy can be found on the school website in the safeguarding section.”

Useful Web Links for Parents / Carers

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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
01296 382070
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. Child Protection Policy Autumn 2018
  2. E-Safety policy with updated resources appendix Summer 18
  3. Prevent Policy reviewed Spring 17
  4. Adult Volunteer Helpers Policy October 17
  5. Confidentiality Policy 2017
  6. Intimate Care Policy Spring 2018
  7. Whistleblowing Policy Bucks revised June 17
  8. Keeping_children_safe_in_education_part_1_Sept_2018
  9. Working_Together_to_Safeguard_Children_-_Guide
  10. Adult Volunteer Helpers Child Protection leaflet 2017
  11. Information Sharing Statement