Policy Statement and Commitment
Woodford Primary School recognises its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and we will provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. This will be underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are listened to. We recognise that all staff have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. We will ensure that all adults who have contact with children in our school have been properly vetted and deemed suitable to work and support children in our care/charge. We will also ensure that all adults who have contact with children in our school have been trained to undertake their safeguarding responsibilities effectively. We maintain an attitude that ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.