FITZWILLIAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
Second Avenue, Fitzwilliam
Pontefract, WF9 5BA
TELEPHONE: 01977-624490
FAX: 01977-624498

Susan Harrison
 headteacher@fitzwilliam.wakefield.sch.uk

Safeguarding

Fitzwilliam Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

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PREVENT STRATEGY

As part of Fitzwilliam Primary Schools commitment to safeguarding and child protection we support the government’s Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help to build resilience to extremism. A Parent Pamphlet is available by clicking on the link below.

PREVENT - Parent Leaflet

What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.  We have prepared a leaflet to explain how we have regard to this strategy which can be found on our web site or from our school office.

Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy. 

These include:

Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity

Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy

Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity 

Challenging prejudices and racist comments

We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the Internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils. 

At Riverview Infant School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values.  Please see our British values guidance on our web site.

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas.  At our school all teaching and support staff have completed training.

You can find out more information regarding the Prevent Strategy by going to (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97976/prevent-strategy-review.pdf

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Fitzwilliam Primary School has signed up to Wakefield's Safeguarding Charter - please click on the link to find out what this is: 

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/Documents/schools-children/safeguarding/schools/wakefield-young-peoples-charter.pdf

Please click on the below Parent Zone link to find some helpful Safeguarding Information for parents' : http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/school 

https://www.ict4c.co.uk/

As well as the links that you can find on the website, here are some documents that maybe of use:

Facebook Information 1 download-file
Facebook Information 2 download-file
Facebook Letter link-file
Safeguarding Policy link-file
e-safeguarding Policy link-file
Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy download-file

Missing Child Policy

download-file
Prevent Policy download-file
British Values Statement download-file

Keeping Children Safe in Education:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

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What to do if you are worried a child is being abused:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-to-do-if-youre-worried-a-child-is-being-abused--2

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Private Fostering Services in Wakefield:

Private Fostering in Wakefield

Private Fostering Service - Wakefield

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