"Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility."

Hannah Mace, DSL, Western DownlandCE (VA) Primary School
Hannah Mace

Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
We are committed to keeping all of our children safe. Please be prepared to show
ID, and do not be offended if we ask questions about you before allowing you on to our site.

If you observe anything of concern, please report to the office and ask to speak to a ‘Designated Safeguarding Officer’.

As part of our safeguarding policy and in line with our PREVENT Duty, we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles, and expect our visitors to share this commitment.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are

Alice Tubbs
Hannah Mace

If anyone has a concern about a child or family, they can come and talk to one of our DSL’s

Miss Kim Wilcox is also our school’s named Data Protection Officer.

The school’s caring Christian ethos underpins our daily school life and helps provide a strong moral compass for how we expect all members of our school community to behave and treat each other.

We provide a supportive and nurturing community, including Peer Mentors and an Emotional, Literacy Support Worker( ELSA) on each site to help ensure children feel genuinely listened to. We encourage children to take responsibility for themselves and others.

“ Pupils say that they feel safe in school.”
(The school) “has a strong, caring ethos and high expectations of pupils that ensure they achieve well, both academically and personally.”

 “Good behaviour, both in lessons and around the school, ensures a calm, purposeful learning environment.”
      Ofsted 2012