Academy Information

Safeguarding Lead Team

Mrs Knapp, Mrs Bowler and Miss Guthrie are the academy’s named “Designated Persons for Safeguarding” and are responsible for both the safeguarding of all pupils and the management of concerns raised about individual pupils.

The academy recognises that it has a duty under Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, 2015, in the exercise of its functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Safeguarding Procedures

Responding to a safeguarding concern

If you have a safeguarding concern, it should be reported to the Senior Designated Safeguarding Person Mrs J Knapp and if she is not available to the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs S Bowler.

Keeping Children Safe

Our committment
  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
    taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
  • Child protection is a 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.

The West Park Academy recognises that providing “Early Help” is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. “Early Help” means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life.