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Wellfield Methodist and Anglican Church School


Safeguarding policies are available here.



'Learning & Growing Together Through Faith, Hope & Love'


We all play a part!


Mrs M Ellel - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Hinksman - DSL Trained

Ms F Bramald - Pupil & Family Support Worker & DSL Trained

Mrs V Hall - DSL Trained

Mrs C Moretta - Safeguarding Governor


If in doubt, anyone with concerns should seek advice from the

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs M Ellel 01282 436935



At Wellfield we recognise that our school and staff are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children.  We all understand that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children is everyone’s responsibility.


Everyone who comes into contact with our children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals make sure their approach is child-centred.


Children First

This means that at Wellfield we always consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.  It is also important to acknowledge that no single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. 


Protecting our Children

At Wellfield safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


Early help

As a school we know that we are particularly important as we are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating.  All our staff pride themselves in providing a safe environment in which children can learn.  We work together to identify children who may benefit from early help. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the end of their time at primary school and often beyond alongside our feeder secondary schools. Having a full time Family Learning Mentor who is also a safeguarding lead helps us to do that well.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

We have a designated safeguarding lead - our headteacher, Mrs Ellel - who provides support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and who will liaise closely with other services such as children’s social care.



As part of Wellfield's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.


From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

All organisations should have awareness around Prevent & various forms that radicalisation might take. Everyone should know how to recognise signs and respond appropriately.


Here at Wellfield Primary School our duty is to…


  • Establish a single point of contact for Prevent: Mrs M Ellel, DSL & Headteacher 
  • Assess risk of students being drawn into terrorism
  • Develop an action plan to reduce the risk
  • Train staff to recognise radicalisation and extremism
  • Refer vulnerable people to Channel.
  • Prohibit extremist speakers and events
  • Manage access to extremist material


Further Information