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 The purpose of this statement is:


  • to protect children and young people who receive West Hill Primary Academy’s services from harm. This includes the children of adults who use our services
  • to provide staff and volunteers, as well as children and young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.


This policy safeguarding statement applies to anyone working on behalf of West Hill Primary Academy, including senior managers and the board of trustees, paid staff, volunteers, sessional worke agency staff and students.



Legal framework


This policy Safeguarding Statement has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England. A summary of the key legislation and guidance is available from

Child protection system in the UK | NSPCC Learning



Supporting documents


This policy Safeguarding Sstatement should be read alongside our organisational policies, procedures, guidance and other related documents:    

  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Complaints Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy and Procedures
  • Social (Behaviour) PolicyBehaviour Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Equality and Community Cohesion Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Parent code of Conduct Policy
  • Pupil Wellbeing Policy
  • Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Search and Confiscation Policy
  • Staff discipline and Code of Conduct Policy
  • Dealing with Racial incidents Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Data Retention Policy
  • Freedom of Information Policy
  • Computing Policy



We believe that:


  • children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind
  • we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them



We recognise that:


  • the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take
  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare
  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse
  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues
  • extra safeguards may be needed to keep children who are additionally vulnerable safe from abuse.



Find out more about:


safeguarding children who come from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities

• safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children and young people

• safeguarding LGBTQ+ children and young people

• safeguarding children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).



We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:


  • valuing, listening to and respecting them
  • appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people, a deputy and a lead trustee/board member for safeguarding
  • adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers
  • developing and implementing an effective online safetyacceptable use policy and related procedures (Content 6 of the Safeguarding Policy)
  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently
  • recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made (Content 8 of the Safeguarding Policy)
  • recording and storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance [more information about this is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office:]
  • sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their families via leaflets, posters, group work and one-to-one discussions
  • making sure that children, young people and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern
  • using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately
  • using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
  • creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise
  • ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place
  • ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
  • building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns



Contact details



Designated Child Protection Lead


Rajinder Kaur-Gill

Deputy Child Protection Leads


Jill Gosbee

Julia McCloskey

Karen Thomas

Nicola Dixon (EYFS/CP)

Layla Collins


Oakfield Primary Academy Office     01322 220831


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