Safeguarding Children at Westfield

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.  School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating.  Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children.  Staff at Westfield work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.  Schools also have a responsibility to ensure staff, volunteers and visitors are aware of their responsibilities towards the children in their care and how to maintain a safe working environment.

The following policies detail how the school responds to safeguarding children and safer working practice:
Child Protection Policy
Code of Conduct Policy

Safeguarding roles:
Karen Bidwell, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Aisla Maclean-Wood, Jenny Coomer and Caroline Hubbuck, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
Bruce Bonwell, Nominated Governor for Safeguarding