Safeguarding and Child protection

This page contains information for parents / carers and children regarding safeguarding and child protection.

 

What is the difference between the terms safeguarding and child protection?

In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies put in place to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This includes everything from the security of the buildings and environment, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between.

Child protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect a specific child or children, who are suffering or liable to suffer significant harm.

 

Please click on the following link for more information regarding Safeguarding at Whitehall Infant School: Safeguarding information

Please click on the following link for our Child Protection policy : Child Protection Policy

 

Useful Links

 A Parents Guide to being Share Aware: NSPCC - share-aware

NSPCC (a registered charity with advice pages and helpline) - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Barnardos (a registered charity with advice pages and helpline) - https://www.barnardos.org.uk/

Thinkuknow (E-safety/mobile phone/cyber crime) - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Childline (or call 0800 1111) - https://www.childline.org.uk/

NPCCC PANTS rule (with advice pages) - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/