Safeguarding

West Lea School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. Our professional and dedicated staff and Governors all share this commitment. Our school has policies and procedures in place for safeguarding our pupils, all of which are in accordance with local authority and statutory guidance. The school also adheres to safer recruitment guidelines.

As part of our collective mission to keep our children safe in education, we work in close partnership with many other agencies including, local health providers, the health authority and social services, all of which share our commitment in safeguarding children and young adults.

If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school’s Designated staff, whose details are listed below:

Meet your Campus Safeguarding Team

Contact email: safeguarding@westleaschool.co.uk

In addition to the above, if you are worried about the welfare of a child you may also report your concerns to the Enfield Safeguarding Children Board; their contact details are listed below:

Web: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/enfieldlscb/
Phone number:  020 8379 2507 (Mon-Thurs: 9 am-5 pm; Fri: 9 am-4.45 pm)

Out of office hours call: 020 8379 1000 (select option 2).

In an emergency, call 999.

ICT in the 21st Century is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults.  Consequently, schools need to build in the use of these technologies in order to equip our young people with the skills to access life-long learning and employment.

Information and Communications Technology covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning.  It is also important to recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole.  Currently the internet technologies children and young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include:

  • E-mail, Instant Messaging and chat rooms
  • Social Media, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Mobile/ Smart phones with text, video and/ or web functionality
  • Other mobile devices including tablets and gaming devices
  • Online Games
  • Learning Platforms and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Video sharing
  • On demand TV and video, movies and radio / Smart TVs

Whilst exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, much ICT, particularly web-based resources, is not consistently policed.  All users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies and that some have minimum age requirements (13 years in most cases).

At West Lea we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on E-Safety Issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.

Pupils at West Lea use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes. We are committed to working in partnership with our parents and other stakeholders in order to keep our children safe online, a good resource for parents is http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ which contains internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).

West Lea School benefits from a dedicated team, who manage health and safety daily. The team are:

Paul QuinnExecutive Business Manager(Health & Safety Lead)
Jackie WheelerHealth, Safety & Welfare Manager(Health & Safety Co-Ordinator & Governor link)
William FosuheneSite Manager (Health & Safety committee member)
Jayne FaggAssistant School Business Manager(Health & Safety committee member)
Tanya DervishMarketing & Admin(Health & Safety committee member)
Kevin ClarkeH&S Consultant (CulhamConsultancy)

If you have any queries relating to health and safety, please make contact using the details below:

Tel:        0208 807 2656
Email:    healthandsafety@westleaschool.co.uk

E-Safety adviser offers a range of free e-safety resources including e-safety policy, newsletters for schools and parents, and questionnaires. Please take the opportunity to look through the on-line magazine via link below:

http://www.esafety-adviser.com/

Edition 22  – January 2020

Enfield Council: London Borough of Enfield

Child line: ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: The NCA’s CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas

Enfield Children and Young Persons’ Services: ECYPS provides advice and support to voluntary and community organisations working with children & young people aged 0-25 years

NHS 111 service: 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. Call 111 and speak to a trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals

NSPCC: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Enfield Police: Enfield police work closely with the local authority and other agencies especially through the Enfield Community Police Partnership, which identifies policing priorities within Enfield and develops and implements the strategies to be used in tackling crime and disorder on a local level

Think u Know: Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology

London Safeguarding Board: The London Safeguarding Children Board seeks to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children in London.

Department for Education: The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England

NHS England Safeguarding: NHS England is dedicated in ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding adults and children are holistically, consistently and conscientiously applied with the well-being of all

Enfield Children’s Trust: Promoting better life experiences and outcomes for children and young people in Enfield

Enfield DAZU Young Carers Project: Recreational and educational activities for children and young people

Enfield Saheli: Empowering women to make informed choices

Enfield Voluntary Action: Providing Services to support volunteering in Enfield

Enfield Youth Support Service: Youth Assembly and youth volunteering

Homestart: National family support charity

Informed Families: Family information service 

St Christopher’s: Young Runaways Service 

Sort It!: Substance misuse service for young people  

The Children’s Society: We are a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable.

AFRUCA: Africans unite against Child Abuse

CFAB:  Protecting Children and Uniting Families Across Borders  

Connexions: Advice, guidance and personal development 

Empower: Young women affected by sexual violence and exploitation 

Forward: Safeguarding Rights and Dignity 

Samaritans: People talk to us anytime they like, in their own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to them.

The Hideout: Until children and young people are safe  

Solace Women’s Aid: Helpline 

National Domestic Violence Helpline: As a federation of over 220 organisations, they provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country

Stop it Now!: Sexual abuse prevention campaign

North Middlesex University Hospital:North Middlesex University Hospital is one of London’s busiest acute hospitals, serving more than 350,000 people living in Enfield and Haringey and the surrounding areas, including Barnet and Waltham Forest

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust: We are a large provider of integrated mental health and community health services, following the transfer of Enfield Community Services.

Would u App – Barnardos: Child sexual exploitation

Enfield Parent Abuse Reconciliation Service: Supporting Parents who are abused by their adolescent children

i-hop: Information Hub on offenders’ families with children for professsionals