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 2021 to promote the safeguarding and wellbeing of all students and staff. You can find both of these policies below.

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) or with one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.  Direct contact details can be found in the list below.  

Community Designated Safeguarding Leads

Year 7 Community 
Mrs J Tucker 

Year 8 Community
Mr D Richardson

Year 9 Community
Mr P Humphries

Year 10 Community
Mr L Cregeen

Year 11 Community
Dr R Clark

Year 12 and 13 Communities
Mrs E Leverett


Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr C Hallam

Mrs J Graves (SENCO)

Mrs R Clements 

Mr G Sayers


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.