Safeguarding and Child Protection
Ensuring the safety and welfare of all our pupils at Wellington School is our core purpose. It is our aim to know everyone as an individual and to provide a secure and caring environment so that every pupil can learn in safety.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility; all members of staff have a duty to safeguard our pupils' welfare and are trained to do so.
In all matters relating to safeguarding and child protection, the School will follow the procedures laid down by our own (or where appropriate the relevant child's) Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) which is Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership together with DfE guidance contained in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and Keeping Children Safe in Education: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping... (KCSIE 2020).
If anyone has a concern about the safety or welfare of a pupil, they have a duty to report this concern.
At Wellington, concerns should be reported to one of the Safeguarding Leads who are:
Wellington School – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Wellington School – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Wellington School – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Lower School)
Mr Nigel Renyard, Head of Lower School 01823 668800
Wellington School – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Boarding)
Mrs Laura Tabb, Head of Boarding
Wellington Prep School – Designated Safeguarding Lead
For children in Nursery: Mrs Rachel Lucas firstname.lastname@example.org
For children in Reception to Year 6: Mrs Vics Richardson email@example.com
Nominated Safeguarding Governor
Cllr V Stock-Williams
Contact details available from the School Reception
If you have concerns about online safety, you should report this to the School. However, you (adult or pupil) can report your concerns to CEOP, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre by clicking the link below. You can visit the CEOP website at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk.
Further details about the School’s approach to Safeguarding and Child Protection can be found in the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
The School is committed to ensuring all pupils have a sound awareness of the environment in which we live. Our aim is to help one another navigate the digital world, being mindful of the dangers and making the most of the positive aspects.
The E-Welfare Committee was set up this year by a group of Sixth Form students concerned about young people's over-use of social media and the Internet. The aim of this group is to create awareness on safety and welfare online. We organise focus weeks throughout the year concentrating on issues such as social media, online grooming and sexting.
So far we have delivered PSHEE lessons on the over-use of social media, implemented a mobile free day and invited a Wellington School parent in on several occasions to talk to us about the dangers of online-grooming and sexting.
The unique element of this group is that it was founded by pupils and is run by pupils, thus dealing with issues that young people face today.
The following links provide more information and useful background.