Westfields Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children who have a right to feel safe and secure and cannot learn effectively unless they do so.  To achieve our commitment and prime responsibility, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst all of our staff, governors and volunteers.

We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become:

  • Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution, both socially and economically, to society.

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Safeguarding Guidance applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.

What to do if you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child…

A child is in immediate danger. What should I do?

If a child is in immediate danger, do not hesitate to call 999 and report your concern to the police.

Are you concerned about the safety or welfare of a child?

You don’t need to know everything about the child before contacting Children’s Services. If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, it is important that you talk to someone about this.

Contact Children’s Services on 0300 555 1384

Are you concerned about someone working with children?

If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff, either in a paid or voluntary capacity, contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO).

Contact the LADO on 01962 876 364

Do you work in the community?

If your job involves entering and working in people’s homes and something concerns you about a child, contact Children’s Services.

Contact Children’s Services on 0300 555 1384

Child Protection Policy, Procedure and Guidance

Safeguarding Policy, Procedure and Guidance

Guidance for staff and volunteers

What to do if you’re worried – Helpline Poster