Westlands Secondary School is committed to safeguarding our students, staff and visitors and expect anyone connected to the school to share this commitment.  Westlands Secondary School works with outside agencies in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 to promote the safeguarding and wellbeing of all students and staff (you can find both of these policies below). Please also see the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for more information. 

We have a strong safeguarding team at Westlands Secondary School, the majority of whom are community based.  Any issues of safeguarding can be raised with either the Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Adelle Giles (Senior Mental Health Lead / Lead for On-line Safety), Safeguarding Support Officer Mrs Kate Payne and Safeguarding Administrative Assistant Miss Donegan or with one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.  Direct contact details can be found in the list below.  

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs)

Year 7 Community 
Mr L.Cregeen

Year 8 Community
Mr M.Robbins

Year 9 Community
Mr R.Clark

Year 10 Community
Mrs A.Williams

Year 11 Community

Mr D.Richardson

Year 12 and 13 Communities
Mrs L Silvester


Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs J.Graves (SENCO)

Mr Gary Sayers (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs K.Payne (Safeguarding Support Officer)

Mr R.Samnuel (Child in Care Coordinator)


Useful links and Information

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

This service provides information and support for victims of domestic abuse, those supporting a victim or people wanting information about domestic abuse.  It includes a quick exit function allowing the user leave the site at the click of a button.

Internet Matters: Sexting 

This is a really useful website which helps parents and carers learn about sexting (also known as Youth Produced Sexual Imagery), provides advice about protecting your child and dealing with an incident of sexting.  It also contains useful resources including educational videos to share with your child.


Pupils are able to report bullying via text if they do not have the confidence in speaking to someone face to face.
The SAFETEXT number 07944840120 is on the school’s website and is monitored by designated safeguarding staff.


*Please note that the online safety policy is currently being reviewed and updated.*