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Westlands Community Primary School


Our Commitment to Safeguarding

We believe that all children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect.  Because safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, all staff members are committed to recognising and reporting all concerns relating to child safety, wellbeing and in particular are vigilant to spot signs of abuse and maltreatment.

As such, we promise to:

  • Be observant and alert to signs of abuse
  • Be curious and question explanations given by parents, children and staff
  • Be compassionate, honest and clear
  • Ask for support when we feel at the limit of our experience and skills
  • Understand and follow school policies and procedures
  • Work together with other agencies when appropriate to make sure that support for children, young people and families is effective and helps improve outcomes.

Every school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), and Deputy, these are the main points of contact for raising any concerns in the school:

 The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Mel Gaskin

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Anna Wadsworth

These members of staff are the main contacts in the event of a child protection concern and can be contacted via the school office.