Keeping Your Child Safe
'Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, every day'
Safeguarding is paramount at Woodlands. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with the Hertfordshire Child Protection procedures). The school will always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s Child Protection Policy is available in the Policies section of this website.
Should you have any concerns, the Safeguarding Officers at Woodlands are:
Miss R Woode - Designated Senior Person
Miss C Watts - Deputy Designated Senior Person ( Currently on maternity leave).
Ms S Woodcock - Deputy Designated Senior Person
Miss A Finney - Deputy Designated Senior Person
Keeping your child safe means:
- The health and safety of all children
- Making sure that the adults who work here have undergone safety and security checks
- Protecting children from deliberate harm
- Being an anti-bullying school
- Meeting the needs of children with medical conditions
- Providing first aid
- Children enjoying safe educational visits/trips
- Caring for children's personal needs
- Keeping children safe when using the internet
- Making sure our school is safe and secure
- Being a 'listening school'
- Ensuring they know who to go to if they have a problem
- Promoting our 'Buddy system'
All staff receive appropriate training in 'Safeguarding' and 'Child Protection' to ensure that they are aware of the school's procedures for child protection and their responsibilities. Our designated Safeguarding Officers are happy to speak to any parent who has concerns (by appointment only).
If you ever have an urgent safeguarding concern that you need to report:
0300 123 4043 – call us any time if you're a child or young person being abused.
Call 999 if you're in immediate danger or if a crime is being committed.
Our first and foremost priority is to keep your child safe and healthy. Under the new OFSTED framework safeguarding is a key indicator of what constitutes a good school.