At Withernsea Primary Academy, the welfare of all our pupils is of vital importance to us and we hope that parents are confident about their children’s health and safety whilst in our school.
All our staff have completed child protection training and are aware that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and as such they are expected to ensure that the welfare of our pupils is central to their work within the school. Any concerns about the wellbeing of a child are expected to be recorded and passed on to a member of the safeguarding team.
We will always try to share any concerns we have with parents. However, there are times when we are legally obliged to share our concerns with other agencies, without first speaking to parents, or without the consent of parents. The East Riding Safeguarding Children Board has laid down the procedures we follow and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all the children
The safety and protection of our pupils is our most important concern and we wish to reassure you that any sharing of information is done with the children’s best interest at heart. If you wish to know any more about our procedures or the policy, you can follow the links below. For additional information, please contact Mrs Heath or Mrs Allen, our Home School Liaison Officers.
Keeping children safe is all our responsibility. If parents have their own concerns outside of school they need to telephone the East Riding Council switchboard who will then pass them on to trained advisors who can listen to their concerns and provide appropriate advice or actions.