Safeguarding and Wellbeing
William Farr (C of E) Comprehensive School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
The school has a whole-school safeguarding policy and associated procedures in place to ensure that any issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately. All staff, visitors, contractors and volunteers are made aware of our procedures.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of your child or another young person, you can always contact the school and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. (See Contact Us)
You can also contact the Local Authority’s Safeguarding Hub directly.
Lincolnshire Helpline Details:
- Ending Domestic Abuse Now (EDAN): Tel: 01522 510041
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.edanlincs.org.uk
- Kooth.com – www.kooth.com Counselling and support for young people aged 11-25
- Healthy Minds – 01522 309777 (duty advice line) www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ewb
- Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health (LISH) - 01522 309309 Advice and guidance page for Parents and Carers is now live on our Stay Safe Partnership Directory: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/stay-safe-partnership
National Helpline Details:
- Childline - Confidential FREE service for anyone under 18 - www.childline.org.uk or Tel: 0800 1111
- NSPCC (24/7) - 0808 800 5000
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 or email@example.com
- National Stalking Helpline - www.stalkinghelpline.org or 0808 802 0300
- https://ukfeminista.org.uk - Supporting students and teachers to promote gender equality
Internet Safety Support Details:
- Samaritans offer a safe place to talk and is available for anyone to contact, either through their website www.samaritans.org or by phone on 116 123
- www.iwf.org.uk – The Internet Watch Foundation is an internet industry funded body who seek to remove images of child abuse from the internet
- CEOP also offer an online 'Report Abuse' button which can be accessed at www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Alcohol and Drug Support Details:
In an emergency, dial 999 - Contact your local police station
Please also see the section on Student Welfare on our VLE site here: http://wfs.fireflycloud.net/student-welfare
If you are suspicious or have any concerns that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer 'Significant Harm', including any form of mistreatment or abuse, please call the Children’s Services Customer Service Centre (CSC) on 01522 782111.
If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a child, you can call Lincolnshire Police on 101 or, in an emergency, dial 999.