Safeguarding information and guidance
Online Safety during School Closure/ COVID-19
If you need any advice about keeping safe online while school is closed, families can can contact school to talk to a member of our safeguarding team.
You can also find advice, guidance and report any concerns on the websites below:
Safeguarding our children is of paramount importance to us at Willow; this page is designed for parents and families to help us work together.
Safeguarding is woven into our curriculum through PSHCE lessons, Computing and IT, assemblies and through special events and external visitors. We are proud to have achieved the Doncaster Anti-Bullying Charter Mark and we link our curriculum to Stonewall resources to ensure an inclusive community.
There are three members of staff who are trained in Safeguarding to meet the Standards expected by the Doncaster Safeguarding Children's Partnership (DSCP) for Level 3 Safeguarding Training:
- Mrs Sumner ( Headteacher/ Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Miss Burgen (Deputy Headteacher/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mr Parkinson (Assistant Headteacher/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Mr Copestick (Inclusion and Wellbeing Support Worker/ Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
They attend termly update meetings and regular training in all aspects of Safeguarding, including Prevent, Domestic Abuse, Neglect and Early Help and Safer Recruitment.
Every other member of staff in school including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Lunch Time Supervisors, Site Team, Governors and the Office Team have achieved Level 1 Safeguarding Training as a minimum, with many team members having furthered their training in other aspects of safeguarding children.
If any parents, families or visitors have concerns about the welfare or safety of any children from Willow, please contact any of our Safeguarding leaders without delay.
If any adult is worried about the safety or welfare of a child, it can be reported to Doncaster Children's Services Trust through this link https://www.doncasterchildrenstrust.co.uk/worried-about-a-child
Helpful links and guidance for parents and families
Jessie & Friends (Resources for ages 4-7 to help develop an awareness of online safety)
We know that introducing the idea of a safer internet to younger children can be quite challenging for parents.
Jessie & Friends is a series of three animations from online safety specialist at the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
The videos follow the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they begin to navigate the online world, watching videos, sharing pictures and playing games. A storybook accompanies each episode, to help adults keep the conversation going with the children.
Find the resources here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends
Goldilocks: A Cautionary Tale ( resources for ages 7 - 11 - online safety)
These resources have been used with children in Key Stage 2 (year 3 - 6) to raise awareness of maintaining a safe online presence when using social media.
The digital version of the book is available below so that parents and families can support their children when making good choices about what they post and share online.
Parenting in a Digital World - a guide for parents
Follow this link to find information about keeping children safe online:
Follow this link to find information about Safeguarding for parents and families:
Here is advice about protecting children when taking part in Sports clubs and out of school activities:
Follow this link to find information about talking to your child about Extremism and protecting them from Radicalisation:
Advice from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
Advice from Stonewall about LGBTQ+