Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

At Waycroft the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance.  Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish.  We therefore have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality.  In order to do this a wide range safeguarding policies are in place and reviewed regularly. If there are any concerns about pupils’ welfare this will be discussed with parents and/or carers.  Where there are child protection concerns the Principal will inform parents/carers prior to making a referral to social care.  In exceptional circumstances, where it is felt children will be placed at increased risk by informing parents/carers about a referral to social care, the Principal will make a referral without their knowledge.  We want to work with all stakeholders to keep Waycroft pupils safe from harm and where appropriate to access services to support families.

SITE SECURITY

Waycroft Academy is very lucky to have one of Bristol’s largest sites. The grounds are used extensively for sport and ‘Free Range Play’ and the buildings are kept in a very good state of repair. We have a large number of solar panels and systems in place to save energy wherever possible through automatic lighting and new double glazed windows.

The Governors and staff have developed the site security and safety over a number of years. There are security cameras, alarm systems and direct links to emergency services. Most recently we have invested in electronic gates ensuring that the only vehicles and people onsite are those who have been identifies before being admitted. All adults working alone with children have been passed by the Disclosure and Barring Service. On entering the building visitors agree to our safeguarding systems and wear a visitor’s badge. If you notice anything which could compromise the safety of Waycroft pupils please contact the academy immediately. 
Safeguarding lead contact - Miss Lisa Craig