At Westbury Leigh C of E Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils in our care. The health, safety and well-being of all our pupils is taken seriously and all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities and will do all they can to provide a safe, caring and positive environment where children feel happy and secure. We have a robust recruitment procedure and professional development programme which ensures all staff uphold our strong ethos and values.
Your child's safety and welfare is of paramount importance, overriding all other considerations. Schools are legally required to follow set procedures and the LA requires the headteacher or the designated senior person for child protection to report any obvious or suspected cases of child abuse, which include non accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.
All members and volunteers will require DBS (Disclosure Barring Services) certification.
Our Child Protection Policy outlines these key points.
If you have a concern about the well-being or safety of a particular child, please do not hesisate to contact a member of staff to discuss your concerns further.
Alternatively, if you have a concern about the well being or safety of a particular child and you cannot access anyone from school, please contact the Wiltshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) using the Safeguarding Flowchart and details below;
Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Out of hours: 0845 6070888
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead - John Fowler
Our Designated Safeguarding Deputy - Claire Jones
Our Designated Safeguarding Governor - Caroline White
Take a look at these leaflets for more information: