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

Hannah Mace, DSL, Western DownlandCE (VA) Primary School
Hannah Mace
Western Downland Primary School Key Safeguarding Personnel



 Name  Telephone number  Email address
Headteacher Mrs Alice Tubbs 01725 518233
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mrs Alice Tubbs 01725 518233
Deputy DSL(s) (DDSL) Mrs Jackie Miller, Mrs Hannah Mace & Mrs Clare Worsfold  01725 518233

Nominated Governor Mrs Kirsty Anderson & Mrs Gemma Hearsum  01725 518233
Chair of Governor

Mr Duncan Bailey 

01725 518233
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children Mrs Clare Worsfold 01725 518233
The key safeguarding responsibilities within each of the roles above are set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022)

Western Downland Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We will fulfil our local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following key document:

All staff and regular visitors/volunteers receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training annually and on induction. Staff are trained in child protection issues and they are aware of the procedures to follow. Staff training is delivered via a variety of means: face to face in and out of school training, online refreshers and information raising, document sharing and on-going professional dialogues during staff meetings. Staff are encouraged to be vigilant in order to maintain the safety of our children and their concerns are discussed and handled appropriately.


At Western Downland Primary School we foster a culture where children come first so that we always act in the best interests of pupils to protect them online and offline. We are proactive in identifying pupils who may need early help or who are at risk of harm or being harmed. So that:

  • all our pupils are safe and protected from harm
  • safeguarding procedures are in place to help pupils to feel safe and learn to stay safe
  • adults in the school community are aware of the expected behaviours and the school’s legal responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection.


At Western Downland Primary School:

  • leaders, governors and staff create a positive culture and ethos where safeguarding is an important part of everyday life. This demonstrates safeguarding is our priority.
  • we apply the content of our safeguarding policies and procedures thoroughly, efficiently and consistently
  • support staff have a good understanding of safeguarding risks to children, and evidence that they know what to do if a child is at risk of harm
  • we ensure we work well with the local authority and other agencies, for example, in making referrals and supporting children who have a multi-agency plan in place
  • ensure the proper recruitment checks have been carried out for staff, volunteers and governors working in the school. At least one senior member of staff and/or governor responsible for recruitment is qualified in Safer Recruitment Procedures.
  • we consult children regularly about how safe they feel and educate them to understand safeguarding risks online and off line.


E-Safety is a key aspect of our duty to keep children safe – both inside and outside of school. Take a look at our e-safety policy for further detail, but for parents and carers there is a wealth of online information which can be accessed in order to help to keep children safe online.

Below are some useful links which can provide useful and impartial information.

NSPCC online safety


​If you think a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, or is injured, contact the school designated safeguarding lead Alice Tubbs or deputy safeguarding leads Jackie Miller or Clare Worsfold on 01725 518233.

If you have any concerns outside of school hours, or feel it more appropriate to make a referral to Social Services directly, please contact Hampshire Children’s Services 0300 555 1384.

​See below for our key safeguarding documents.

“ 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