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Woodmansterne Primary


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

At Woodmansterne, the Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Headteacher Clare Goldsmith.

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are the School Business Manager Lisa Adams, the Inclusion Leader Sarah Snell and the Early Years/KS1 Leader James Hughes. The BET Designated Safeguarding Lead is Gayle Jenkins.

Clare Goldsmith, DSL Lisa Adams, Deputy DSL Sarah Snell, Deputy DSL James Hughes, Deputy DSL

Gayle Jenkins, BET DSL

School Contact

If you are a professional seeking information about a particular child or you wish to discuss a safeguarding matter relating to a child at Woodmansterne Primary School, then please use the contact information below.

School Office 01737 353120 and ask to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Email dsl@wps.org.uk

Children's Services Contact Details

If you have an immediate concern about the safety of a child or young person you should contact the relevant council.   Please contact 999 if you believe that a child or young person is at risk of immediate harm or danger and you require an urgent response.

Surrey Contact - the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPA).

Telephone 0300 470 9100
01483 517898 (out of hours hosted by the emergency duty team)

E-mail cspa@surreycc.gov.uk

Website https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/.../contact-childrens-services

Sutton Contact - the Children's First Contact Service (CFCS)

Telephone 020 8770 6001

E-mail CFCS@Sutton.gov.uk 

Website Children's First Contact Service (CFCS) - Sutton Council

Croydon Contact - the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) team

Telephone 020 8255 2888

Out of hours 020 8726 6400

Website Report a concern about a child | Croydon Council

 School Policies

Read our full Safeguarding Policy and our Online Safety Policy, plus the Department for Education's policy on 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.

Safeguarding Curriculum

Click here to see our safeguarding curriculum map.  In addition to our curriculum coverage, we have regular visitors and special assemblies on safety matters and from partner organisations.

Online Safety 

Online Safety Leader: 

Mr James Hughes. EYFS Lead, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.




Online Safety Policy 

Links for Children

You can call free on 0800 111111. Whatever your worry, Childline is here for you.

Mindworks Surrey

Call our free 24/7 emotional wellbeing and mental health crisis line.  Available for young people aged 6 years and over, their families and carers within Surrey

You can talk to any adult in school, we are all here for you.  Don't forget your worry bubble or Ask-It Basket.  If you want to email a member of the safeguarding team please use dsl@wps.org.uk 


Links for Parents

Contact CEOP if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online
Advice about key social media platforms and apps including TikTok, WhatsApp and Snapchat
Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online
The NSPCC's website has some great advice on bullying and cyberbullying

Mindworks Surrey

Call our free 24/7 emotional wellbeing and mental health crisis line.  Available for young people aged 6 years and over, their families and carers within Surrey


 Early Help


At Woodmansterne Primary School

·       We recognise that life can be full of challenges and that we all need help, support or guidance at some point in our lives.

·       We recognise that sometimes the challenges that children & parents/carers face, may be, or feel, overwhelming

·       We recognise that early intervention or Early Help at these challenging times can help our children feel safe, supported and settled

·       We believe that Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life

·       We know that providing Early Help is more effective in promoting the welfare and positive wellbeing of children, than reacting later.


At Woodmansterne we know that any child may benefit from Early Help.  We are also aware of the potential increase in need for those children who:


·       have a disability, certain health conditions or who have specific additional needs

·       have special educational needs (whether or not they have a statutory Education, Health and Care Plan)

·       are Young Carers

·       are showing signs of being drawn into anti-social or criminal behaviour, including gang involvement and association with organised crime groups

·       are frequently missing from home

·       are at risk of modern slavery, trafficking or exploitation

·       are at risk of being radicalised or exploited

·       are in a family circumstance which presents challenges for the child, such as drug and alcohol misuse, adult mental health issues or domestic abuse

·       are misusing drugs or alcohol themselves

·       have returned home to their family from care

·       are privately fostered

·       have a parent/carer in custody


What ‘Early Help’ looks like at Woodmansterne


·       Social, emotional or mental health support for your child

·       Behaviour support

·       Bereavement support (signposting)

·       SEN support and advice

·       Targeted in school interventions

·       Signposting to other agencies or foodbanks

·       Referrals to outside ‘expert’ agencies

·       Early Help Assessments or Team Around the Family support

·       Graded Care Profile 2 to help identify specific needs and the best support plan

·       Links with Your Sanctuary & the Women’s Centre for domestic abuse support & counselling


If you think that your child would benefit from accessing ‘Early Help’ support in school or you would be interested in knowing more about how we can support you or your family, please contact:

Mrs Snell, Wellbeing Lead, on 01737 353120

Alternatively you may like to contact Surrey's Family Help Hub which is a new service providing information, advice and support for families:


Or the Surrey Family Information Service which is an information and signposting service for families with children aged 0-25 years.