At Westdale, safeguarding children is at the heart of everything we do. Our 'Passport to Life' curriculum ensure that children have lifelong learning skills to keep them safe. This can be found in our curriculum section.
The ethos and culture through learning power and our core values means children are taught how to keep themselves and each other safe.
Our policies section also holds information around the procedures that keep our pupils safe eg medicines in school and the child protection policy.
The links below will give you a range of information and advice on lots of safeguarding topics. We are also always here to support you and your child whenever needed so please get in touch of there's anything at all we can do to help.
Helplines and reporting
Children can talk to a ChildLine counsellor 24 hours a day about anything that is worrying them by ringing 0800 11 11 or in an online chat at https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/
Where staff members feel unable to raise an issue with their employer, or feel they have a genuine concern that is not being addressed we acknowledge they may wish to consider whistleblowing channels. Likewise If parents and carers are concerned about their child, they can contact the NSPCC Helpline by ringing 0800 028 028 0295, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org