Our school is a community and all those directly connected (staff, governors, parents, families and pupils) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.
We welcome suggestions and comments that will contribute to this process. Wrotham School recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.
We recognise that children who are abused or witness violence are likely to have low self-esteem and may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth. They may feel helplessness, humiliation and some sense of blame. Our school may be the only stable, secure and predictable element in their lives.
THE SAFEGUARDING TEAM (FEB 2019)
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr M. Cater (Headteacher)
(Training Certificate: MCA TRAINING CERT 1/2018)
Safeguarding Officers – Mrs S Groves, Mrs K Fielder.
Year 10 and 11 Safeguarding Team – Mr Zamblera, Mr S Williams, Mrs Fenniche, Miss B Williamson, Mrs Collacott.
Year 8 and 9 Safeguarding Team – Mrs Griffin, Mr Bishop, Mr Scott, Ms Fielder.
Year 7 Safeguarding Team – Mrs Sanders, Mr Williams.
Safeguarding PA/ ADMIN – Mrs Lee
KCC SAFEGUARDING TEAM
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 03000 415797
KCC GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS
Kent e–Safety Blog: www.kentesafety.wordpress.com
In an emergency (a life is in danger or a crime in progress) dial 999. For other non-urgent enquiries contact Kent Police via 101
LINKS AND RESOURCES
Action Fraud: www.actionfraud.police.uk
Get Safe Online: www.getsafeonline.org
Internet Matters: www.internetmatters.org
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF): www.iwf.org.uk
Lucy Faithfull Foundation: www.lucyfaithfull.org
Net Aware: www.net-aware.org.uk
The Marie Collins Foundation: www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk
UK Safer Internet Centre: www.saferinternet.org.uk
Professional Online Safety Helpline: www.saferinternet.org.uk/about/helpline
360 Safe Self-Review tool for schools: www.360safe.org.uk
This page is a central resource for parents and students that offers advice and guidance relating to the well-being of young people.
The information on this page has been resourced from a wide range of organisations that offer support and guidance.
If require information that is not supported by the guidance on this page, do not hesitate to contact the school for details.
LGBT STUDENTS AND SEXUALITY
These resources support and guide young people and parents on subjects that relate to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans students.
Wrotham School has a uniform policy that does not specify gender, for more information, please contact our pastoral team.
GUIDES AND INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
GUIDES AND INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Gay, Lesbian and Bi Sexual Support and information:
These resources aim to provide advice and guidance on staying safe online:
Resources for parents and students:
These resources are designed to help young people and parents with supporting safe sexual health and relationships.
FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
These resources aim to support good mental health in young people and adults:
Wrotham School employs a fully qualified counselor to support our students, please contact the school for more information on how to engage with this service.
Wrotham School has a strong partnership with Time to change and we regularly involve them in our work at school. You will often see their representatives and support teams at parents evenings and school events:
They also produce a magazine called “speak out” an example of which can be downloaded here:
There are also many other sites that support this and other issues that can offer advice and support for broad or specific issues:
Young minds: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
General Advice: http://www.themix.org.uk/
Self Harm: https://www.selfharm.co.uk/
Eating Disorders: https://www.b-eat.co.uk/