At Westbury Park nothing is more important than the safety of the children. All staff, governors and our community have a responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of our children.
As a school we are committed to safeguarding all our pupils and promoting their welfare.
What does safeguarding mean:
Protecting children from maltreatment;
Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
The school has a Safeguarding policy in place which includes all practical safeguarding issues and sets out the process to be followed in the event of any safeguarding concerns being raised at school.
Further information can be found in the policy on our website under Policy & Documents.
Prevent radicalisation, i.e. Prevent duty
Preventing extremism and radicalisation is one of the safeguarding issues where the school has a legal duty. Our whole school approach is to embed countering extremism into our school values and rules and a broad curriculum. Our aim is to build a resilient community around respect, tolerance, inclusiveness and equality.
Please do contact our Prevent Lead in the school, Mr R.Bamber (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any concerns about your child being radicalised.
For further useful information, guidance and online resources: please visit "Educate against Hate" website https://educateagainsthate.com/
Here you will find links to information which will support you through safety in this digital age.
It is important to have regular conversations with children about the experiences they are having online. Below are a few sites that may be useful to find out more about apps and media sites:
Internet Matters - for guides on how to enable and set up privacy settings for apps/games.
Think you know - has some great resources that parents can use as part of home schooling for children.
https://www.safeinternet.org.uk - online safety tips for children.
https://www.childnet.com - dedicated to making the internet a safe place for children.
During these unusual times, children are using the internet more and more frequently in order to complete home learning and keep in touch with friends. Parent info is a site to help you support your children with this current issue and with anything your child may see online.
Who is your Safeguarding team at school?
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr R.Bamber
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads : Mrs H.Clark and Mrs V.Duggan
Anti Bullying Lead: Mrs C. Heysham
Designated Safeguarding Governor: Dr. V. Mengeaud
Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children: Mrs H Clark
Please do contact our Safeguarding team if you have any concern about your child being at any harm.
Raising concerns, Getting help
If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child then please contact the safeguarding leads.
You can talk to any member of staff and they will also guide you in how to proceed.
Alternatively you may ring the local authority First Response Team on 0117 9036444.
The NSPCC also offer a free 24 hour landline number 0800 800 5000.
For non-emergency serious concerns you could ring the police on 101. In an EMERGENCY you should always ring 999.