POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Leo Guy

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Victoria Jackson

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Westbourne School has Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates Government and Policy Legislation. Staff are given a copy of the Child Protection Procedures and receive annual training from an outside consultant. Parents/carers, Social Workers, placing Local Authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the Child Protection policy.

Westbourne School provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At Westbourne School we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

Westbourne School has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s Social Care services.

Complaints

We take all complaints seriously. We have a full Complaints policy and procedure which is available from the school office or for download below. Initial complaints should be made to the Headteacher, Leo Guy via telephone on 01623 392430 or via email to info@westbourneschool.org. If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher, please contact Lynette Edwards,  Assistant Director – Education on 01204 522667. An appeals process is included in this policy.