Safeguarding

Commitment to Safeguarding

Keeping children safe is our number one priority. We ensure that the safety and well-being of every child is at the centre of every decision we make. All Aboard Nursery staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. All our staff are aware and kept up to date with the child protection procedures. As a setting we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our children.

Meet the Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team on 01793 870469 or email safeguarding@westleaschool.org.uk

Sarah Sumner 
Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Ria Chitroda

Deputy Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) 

Craig Breeze
Assistant Head, SENCO
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Alex Moore
Key Stage 2 Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Tina Reddin
Office Manager, Attendance Officer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Holly Rew
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Sarah Green
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Bob Barrett
Chair of Governors
Jackie Fieldwick (nee Smith) MBE
CEO of Brunel Academies Trust

Safeguarding Polices

Please note that we are continually reviewing and updating our policies

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Behaviour Policy

Brunel Academies Trust Whistleblowing Policy

Key Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education -  September 2023 

Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part One) - September 2023

Department for Education - Working together to safeguard children information page

Regulated activity in relation to children

Guidance for safer working practice

Prevent Duty Guidance England Wales

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.

Safeguarding at Westlea School

At Westlea Primary School, we take seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care.

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.

All adults working in our school maintain an attitude of ‘ it could happen here’. We recognise that staff, because of their contact with and knowledge of children in their care, are well placed to identify abuse or neglect and offer support to children in need.

We will contact parents/carers should safeguarding concerns arise about their child, unless to do so would increase the risk of harm to the child. In this instance, we take further advice and guidance from our children’s social care team.

We maintain contemporaneous records of all safeguarding and child protection concerns, actions and communications.

We work in line with the Department of Education statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’ and follow the information-sharing guidance included in this document and in ‘Information-sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

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.

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.

Important Contact Details

Contact Swindon (formerly MASH)

  • E-mail: contactswindon@swindon.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01793 464646 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)
  • The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699 

The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699
Web: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

LADO 01793 463854

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Mental health issues, including anxiety and depression
Young Minds

Childline

Online Safety
Kidscape

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command 0370 496 7622 – for reporting concerns about online abuse 

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership (formerly the LSCB)

NSPCC

Thinkuknow