Everyone has a responsibility to keep children and young people safe
At North Wingfield Safeguarding is a key priority for children, staff and visitors.

​What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.​

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

In our Safeguarding tab you can find information about:

  • Keeping Children Safe – NSPCC Share Aware Campaign
  • Digital Safety
  • The Prevent Strategy
  • Education and the Future
  • Health and Well-being
  • Talking to Children about Acts of Terrorism

For all safeguarding policies, please visit the policies section.

Protected Characteristics

All schools should be able to demonstrate that no form of discrimination is tolerated and that pupils show respect for those who share the protected characteristics.
The characteristics that are protected by the Equality Act 2010 are:
  • age

  • disability

  • gender reassignment

  • marriage or civil partnership (in employment only)

  • pregnancy and maternity

  • race

  • religion or belief

  • sex

  • sexual orientation.

We ensure that our children are given opportunities to develop age-appropriate knowledge of the protected characteristics and a deeper understanding through a well-planned and delivered curriculum.  They are mainly showcased through our PSHE/RSHE learning, but also appear in Geography, History, Science, Religious Education and Reading.

We believe that children should be able to recognise themselves and their circumstances so they can see their lived experiences validated and valued.

Safeguarding Leads

Modern Slavery – https://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/modern-slavery-and-organised-crime/modern-slavery-and-organised-crime.aspx

Children at Risk of Exploitation 

CRE Look Closer

In order to safeguard our children, our school gates are locked between 3:10pm and 3:40pm. Only authorised visitors can use the car park. Thank you for your support and understanding.