Wishmore Cross Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people.
We expect all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. In addition, we believe that all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including practitioners who do not have a specific role in relation to child protection, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Prior to employment all staff (paid or voluntary) are DBS checked for their suitability to work with children and young people. For more information on the Disclosure Barring Service, please click the link below.
Once the member of staff joins our school, they complete online Safeguarding training provided by Educare and sign an online AET Code of Conduct. Refresher training is provided every academic year by either one of the safeguarding team or an outside provider. This training informs staff of all their responsibilities as indicated in the 'Keeping Children Safe' (2019), DfE guidance which includes signs and symptoms, and advice and guidance about what to do in the event of a concern.
All visitors must sign in at reception and read the the Visitor Information Sheet (link below). They are issued with a visitors lanyard which must be worn at all times and then supervised whilst on site.
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Team are:
Ricardo Hylton - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Hayley Sharp - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Jazz Moore-Smith - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Our Safeguarding Policy is currently located in Policies and Statutory Information Page