What is Safeguarding?
Whitefield School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our students in school. We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Whitefield School follows the Barnet Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school’s Safeguarding Children Policy can be viewed on the school website.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm - safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment - and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If your child is ever concerned about safety or well-being or about a friend, they should talk to someone such as a parent or a member of staff at school such as the form tutor, Pastoral Support Officer or a teacher.
Talking helps, and if these people agree there is a problem, they will find other people to help - the Designated Person for Child Protection is Ms Hammond (Deputy Headteacher). Staff will work together to address the problems and ensure everyone is safe.
"The Digital Parenting Magazine is an effective way to start that all-important conversation about social media, gaming and other online activities with your son or daughter.
Please click here to for more information, to download the magazine or to read it online
Please click here to download the school's Safeguarding Children Policy.
Advice: Stay Safe Online
Whitefield School is committed to helping parents keep their children safe online.
Keeping your child safe online does not have to be a daunting task. There is a lot of advice out there, and there are plenty of tutorials explaining how to keep your home PC and your children safe, some of which we have shared on this page.