Safeguarding

Westways Primary School Safeguarding policy - please click here to view.  The aim of this policy is to safeguard and promote the welfare, safety, health and guidance of our pupils and adults by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.  The welfare of our pupils and adults is of paramount importance.

Westways Primary School fully recognises the contribution it must make to protect and support pupils in school.  The school follows all the procedures and policies detailed on the Safeguarding Sheffield Children website (click here to view).  Copies of these are located in each of our three buildings and staff have access to them via the school’s website.

Westways recognises that, due to the day-to-day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse.  Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school.  There are three main elements to our Safeguarding Policy:

  • Prevention – e.g. positive school atmosphere, teaching and pastoral support to pupils.
  • Protection – by following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are appropriately recruited, trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to safeguarding concerns.
  • Support – to support children whose welfare has been compromised.

At Westways the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Wendy Scott – Head of School/SENCO.  The Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sam Fearnehough, Executive Headteacher.  Our nominated governor responsible for safeguarding is Heather Green.

Useful Safeguarding Links:

www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

http://parentinfo.org/article/staying-safe-on-minecraft

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 Doc