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Safeguarding Guidance

​The statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 states that all schools and colleges must have clear and transparent safeguarding processes. All Senior leaders within our School are trained Safeguarding Leads and all colleagues receive regular safeguarding training. Safeguarding is a standard item on Senior Leadership and Governor agendas.
 

If your concern pertains to a matter of child safety, please do not hesitate to call the School Office (01962 854757) asking to speak to:

  • Secondary Phase: Your child’s Year Leader 

  • Primary Phase: Mrs Williams

  • Nursery:

    • Miss Bates (Nursery manager)

    • Mrs Kirby (Deputy Manager)

    • Mrs Condon (Deputy Manager)

    • Mrs Williams (Overall Responsibility)​

  • Mr Pearce, Deputy Headteacher, Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Fyvie-Rae, Associate Senior Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Deputy DSL All-Through: Mrs Edwards

Alternatively, please send an email using CHILD SAFETY as the title to 

safeguarding@westgate.hants.sch.uk

Please note this account is monitored during school
open hours during term time only. 

If you have a concern about child safety out of hours and term time contact Children’s Services on
0300 555 1384 or the Police on
101 (non emergency) or 999 (emergency)  

For Pupils

Emails are not monitored during the holidays so adults in school will not receive your email.  If you are in immediate need of support, then you should tell an adult you trust. You can also call a service such as Childline: 0800 1111 and Samaritans 116123 or Police 101 or in an emergency 999 -  Kooth - Home - Kooth - is another online service that is free to use. 

For all initial contacts to the LADO service please submit an initial enquiry form. The link to the form is here.

 

Initial enquiry forms will be reviewed by a LADO and advice provided as appropriate. If further information is required, you may be asked to complete a LADO notification form.

 

If you need to report an allegation you can contact the LADO. Phone: 01962 876364

The links are to the information this page can be found on HCC page Allegations against people in a position of trust | Children and Families | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)

Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2023.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Further details on reporting child abuse can be found here

Hampshire County Council: Reporting Child Abuse

The key people with regards to this aspect of the school are:​​​

The Westgate School (all-through)
Safeguarding Team 

Deputy Headteacher, All Through Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Pearce
Deputy Headteacher, All Through Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Governor, Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Luzmore
Governor, Safeguarding Governor
Head of Primary Phase and Nursery, Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Williams
Head of Primary Phase and Nursery, Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Associate Senior Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead - Lead Practitioner
Mrs Fyvie-Rae
Associate Senior Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead - Lead Practitioner
PA to Headteacher, Deputy DSL
Mrs Christian
PA to Headteacher, Deputy DSL
PA to Headteacher,
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Wild
PA to Headteacher,
Designated Safeguarding Lead
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Mrs Dean
Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Judd
Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Edwards
Deputy Headteacher All-Through, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Hurley
Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Green
Assistant Headteacher, Deputy DSL
Mrs Farrell
Deputy Head of Primary, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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