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.
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.
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.