Safeguarding (Child abuse)
Child abuse is when a child is intentionally harmed by another person – it can be over a period of time but can also be a one-off action. It can be physical, sexual or emotional and it can happen in person or online. It can also be a lack of love, care and attention – this is neglect.
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse.
You can find out more about the types of abuse on the NSPCC website.
Wyke Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Tammie Wisnia|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads||Suzie Andrews
Child abuse reporting (outside of school)
If you’re worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused contact the children’s social care team at their local council.
For Surrey the website is www.surreycc.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childrens-social-care/contact-childrens-services
Concerns for a child or adult: Call 0300 470 9100 (available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Concerns of domestic abuse: Call 01483 776 822 (available 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week)
Out of hours: Call 01483 517 898
For Hampshire the website is www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/contacts
Concerns for a child: Call 0300 555 1384 (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm)
Concerns for an adult: Call 0300 555 1386 or the police on 101.
Out of hours: Call 0300 555 1373
You’ll be asked for your details, but you can choose not to share them.
Call 999 if the child is at immediate risk, or call the police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed.
More information is available at https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse