Safeguarding is paramount at Whittingham Primary Academy. 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 our ULT Safeguarding and Child Protection policy).
All of our staff have been trained on dealing with the signs of abuse and they understand the important role they have to play in protecting our pupils from harm. This includes training on the government’s Prevent Strategy as well as recent guidelines on FGM. We follow a clear set of procedures when concerns arise and matters are dealt with sensitively. At all times we will always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available in the Policies section of this website, along with our E-Safety Policy.
Should you have any concerns, the Designated Safeguarding Leads at Whittingham Primary Academy are:
Mrs Helen Smith - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Christian Albert - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
If you ever have an urgent safeguarding concern that you need to report, please contact:
0208 496 2310 (Waltham Forest Children's Social Services) on Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.15pm and Friday 9am to 5pm
0208 496 300 (Waltham Forest Children's Social Services) for out of hours
Call 999 if you're in immediate danger or if a crime is being committed.
Waltham Forest have liaised with other London Boroughs to create a Parent Guide to Addressing Controversial Issues
This leaflet has been designed by Parents Protect! to help give you, as a parent or carer, guidance and information to help you understand more about the difference between healthy and developmentally expected sexual exploration and play in children aged 5-11 years, and behaviour that is not appropriate and can cause harm to others or increase a child’s vulnerability.