For more information about how we teach the children to keep themselves safe, including online safety, please visit our curriculum pages.
The Government's updated Guidance for Parents/Carers relating to online safety can be found using the following link:
In addition, please see the below link on how to report threats, harassment and bullying, self-harm and suicide content, online abuse, violent content, unwanted sexual advances and pornographic content for a wide variety of Apps. The links take users to the App’s own reporting system but If anything harmful has not been taken down after 48 hours of reporting then a report can be submitted to the Report Harmful Content website using screenshots.
Forge Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of the school’s child protection policy and procedures. Every member of staff must attend training, to which governors and volunteers will also be invited. Parents and carers are welcome to read our policy which is available on our website or via the school office.
The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times in which we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/guardians unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interests.
Adults pay close attention to pupils’ safety and welfare and take prompt action if they have any concerns
(Ofsted June 2019)
If you have any concerns about a child at Forge Wood Primary School then please send an email to DSL@forgewoodschool.org or speak to one of the DSLs as soon as possible. If you have a concern about a child from West Sussex during the school holiday then please contact West Sussex MASH on 0330 2226664.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff then you should report this to one of the DSLs. If the concern relates to the DSL, concerns should be reported to the Lead Safeguarding School Governor.
If you are still concerned, further advice is available from NSPCC Whistleblowing:
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs K Holman
Head of School
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Miss J Newton
Mrs V Huck
SEND Learning Assistant/Thrive Lead
|Mrs K Willis
|Mrs K Knab
|Mrs M Collins
Safeguarding Lead with School Strategy Board:
Forge Wood Safeguarding Policy 2023-2024 05/09/2023