Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

Meet the team

Sarah Sumner - Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lou Edmonds - Deputy Head Teacher, SRP Lead, SENCO and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Craig Breeze- Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Lisa Freman- SENCO and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

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

Taking action to ensure that all children have the best outcomes

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

 

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.  

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone

 

Further information:

In order to fulfill this responsibility effectively, we have made available the below documents to give you further advice and information. You could also visit the following links:

https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

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CONTACT US

Westlea Primary School

Langstone Way

Swindon

SN5 7BT 

​Tel: 01793 870469 ​

Fax: 01793 882992  

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For SENCo related queries please contact Mrs Edmonds: ledmonds@westlea.swindon.sch.uk

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