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Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Whitchurch CE Primary School the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We have a child-centered and coordinated approach to safeguarding. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

Our child protection policy outlines our guidance.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 

Child on Child Abuse Policy 

Managing Allegations of Abuse Against Staff Policy 

Risk Assessment for HSB Peer on Peer Abuse

Low Level Concern Policy 

Whistleblowing Policy

Attendance and Punctuality Policy

Leave of Absence Request Form

Leave of Absence Within the School Day Request Form

Herefordshire Attendance Strategy

Herefordshire Improving Attendance Graduated Response

Herefordshire Medial Needs Policy


The following information is designed to provide our whole community with information about the PREVENT duty. placed upon schools. 

The PREVENT approach at Whitchurch CE Primary School is very much part of our curriculum, culture and processes. We see it as an integral aspect of promoting the safeguarding and wellbeing of our children. 

Prevent Information for Parents

Prevent Website

Online Safety

Feel free to browse the links below for information on ensuring children are staying safe online.

Online Safety 5 P's for Parents

 Parent/Carer Online Safety Checklist

 SMART Rules for Online Safety

 Guide to Online Safety (West Mercia Police)

 Childnet Advice on Key Online Safety Topics

 Childnet Online Resources for Parents

 Lets Talk About Life Online Conversation Starters

 Childnet Parent/Carer Toolkit

Useful Safeguarding Documents and Websites

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Herefordshire Safeguarding Children's Board (HSCB) Levels of Need Full Guide

Information Sharing Advice Safeguarding Practitioners

Regulated Activity in Relation to Children (DfE)


Equality Information and Objectives Policy

Accessibility Plan

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy

Food and Healthy Eating in Early Years Policy

Rest and Sleep in Nursery Policy

Child Missing in EYFS Policy

Uncollected Child in EYFS Policy

Mobile phone Smart watches policy


At Whitchurch behaviour is exemplary. Children play and work well with each other and enjoy school life. Mutual respect is evident between staff and children and the whole school has a lovely family atmosphere. At our school we have 3 simple rules that we follow based on the UN Rights of the Child:

  • We have the right to learn

  • We have the right to have friends

  • We have the right to be happy and safe

These are supported by our Behaviour and Anti bullying policies, both available on request from the school office or by clicking the links below. There have been no exclusions in the last 5 years and no racist or homophobic incidents.

Where children don’t get along we have simple systems in place.  There is a 'Trust Box' in the library for children to use. Children talk to staff about any problems they are having and we talk to parents where children have fallen out or bullying has occurred. If we see any problems or find out about any, we intervene. We use our rules and Learning Council agreed sanctions in talking to children about making good choices, putting bad choices right and then moving on.

Behaviour Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Charges, Voluntary Contributions and Remissions Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy


Complaints Policy

Staff Code of Conduct

Additional Policies

Administering Medicines Policy

Children with Health Needs who Cannot Attend School Policy

Computing and Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Designated Teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After Policy

ECT Induction Policy

Exclusions Policy

First Aid Policy

Forest School Policy

Data Protection Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Home Learning Policy

Staff and Volunteer Induction Policy

Infection Control and Sickness Policy

Internet Safety Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Reading Policy

Physical, Social, Health, Education and Relationships, Sex Education Policy

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Supporting Pupils with Long Term Medical Needs Policy

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy

Zoom Protocol