All the governors and staff at East Wickham Primary Academy share the same objective to help keep all children safe by contributing to:
To achieve our objective to keep all children safe we aim to:
Our Safeguarding and Children Protection Policy can be found here.
Children Missing from School
If a child goes missing from education they could be at risk of significant harm.
Concerns could be raised because
Child has failed to attend school for a number of days without good reason
There has been no contact from the parents giving reasons for the absence
There is unsubstantiated contact from an “unknown adult” that the child has left the school
There are information or “rumours” from other children that the child has left
Information has been found on social media by other children that leads school staff to believe that the child has left
The Protocol is:
1. The school Attendance Advisory Officer will be contacted and asked to make a home address visit to obtain information.
2. The School Attendance Advisory Officer will contact the school at the earliest opportunity to advise staff of the result of the enquiries
3. If it is not possible to speak to the person named as a contact, a letter or e-mail will be sent to that person asking for information about the missing child and their whereabouts
If no contact is made or information gained then:
4. School will contact the Local Authority missing child service and advise them that the child is no longer attending, detailing the enquiries that have been made to trace them and providing any information that has been obtained.
Further information can be found here.
The Designated Teachers for Safeguarding at East Wickham Primary Academy are:
Mrs S Manzi - Headteacher
Mrs M Moore - Head of KS2
Mrs J Whiley - Head of KS1
Safeguarding has always been a priority for us, but more recently, safeguarding policies have to incorporate the schools fast evolving IT systems. Our Internet provider, London Grid for Learning (LGfL), provides both centrally and locally control filtering policies and reporting systems which are regularly updated and are Prevent Duty compliant. We have physical safeguarding mechanisms in placing including CCTV, door access security, intercom entry and visitor management.
Please click here for safeguarding information relating to FGM.
Please ensure that you update the school office on any changes to your personal details including your address, telephone numbers and emergency contacts. This is to ensure that our records are kept up-to-date and to allow us to contact you urgently if your child is taken ill or has an accident.