Safeguarding

Safeguarding

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 2020  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 Mr Gary Sayers or with one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.  Direct contact details can be found in the list below. You can also click on the image below to see our Designated Safeguarding Leadership Team poster. 

 

 

Community Designated Safeguarding Leads

Year 7 Community 

Mr D Richardson
 

Year 8 Community

Mrs A Giles
 

Year 9 Community

Mr L Cregeen
 

Year 10 Community

Dr R Clark
 

Year 11 Community

Mrs J Tucker 
 

Sixth Form Community

Miss S Houlker

 

Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr C Hallam

Mrs J Graves (SENCO)

Mrs V Shanahan (LAC)

Miss R Winstanley (Mental Health)

 

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.