Our pastoral system is dedicated to all pupils being successful and safe
Woolwich Poly recognises its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of its pupils.
We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Please click here to download the School’s Safeguarding Booklet
Safeguarding information for parents/carers
What is safeguarding?
The Children Act 2004, states that safeguarding children is about:
- Protecting children from maltreatment, abuse, and neglect
- Minimising risks of harm to children
- Preventing impairment of children’s health of development
- Addressing children’s needs at an early stage.
- Ensuring all children are able to fulfil their potential.
What to do if you have concerns
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; all agencies and adults have a part to play. If you have concerns regarding any child’s safety or welfare, you should contact one of the help numbers below. You can also contact a professional person such as a teacher, GP, health visitor or school nurse.
- Greenwich social services – 0208 921 3172
- Bexley social services – 0208 303 7777
- Childline – 0800 1111
- If you are concerned that a child is at grave or immediate risk, dial 999
Adolescence is a difficult time for parents and young people. You can avoid a lot of issues by talking to your son every day and giving him some quality time with you. These things will also support your son and the rest of the family:
- Set firm boundaries and stick to them, it makes children feel safe and cared for, as well as teaching them expectations.
- Be supportive and try not to be overly judgemental; it’s tough being an adolescent, too.
- Include your son in the family decision-making so that they can understand the pressures that the adults looking after them are sometimes under
- Try to give your son some autonomy and independence but link it to responsibility.
Remember that a lot of adolescents become moody and secretive at times: it is not necessarily a sign of something bad, just part of growing up!
Need to contact us?
Call 020 8059 2800 and ask to speak to
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Ms E Smith email@example.com
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF YOUR CHILD, OR A CHILD YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD ACT WITHOUT DELAY. ALTERNATIVELY, YOU CAN ASK FOR ADVICE, OR REPORT YOUR CONCERN TO:
- Childline Telephone: 0800 1111
- Social Services out-of-hours duty team: 0208 921 3172
- Police: 101 (or in emergency 999)
- NSPCC child protection helpline: 0808 800 5000
The attachments below are documents that contain information to help you keep safe at home and in the community.