St Philip Westbrook C of E Primary School

St Philip Westbrook C of E Primary School"Together we aim high and with God's love we can fly"


You and the staff team have ensured that pupils are safe and secure by promoting the clear message that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Detailed safeguarding records are kept rigorously and regularly reviewed to ensure that they meet statutory requirements. Staff and governors undertake appropriate, frequent and up-to-date training. This includes training related to keeping pupils safe from radicalisation and extremism. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Your vigilance and that of the leadership team regarding the care, support and advocacy of vulnerable pupils is a strength.
Ofsted report 2018

“Pupils say that they feel very safe and well cared for in the school. They feel confident that adults will help them if needed. Pupils of all ages talk with knowledge about the ways that they can stay safe in a range of situations, including personally and online.”
Ofsted Report 2018

Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

The Safeguarding Team

The Safeguarding Team can be contacted via the school office or school email address and are:

                         Miss D Stewart  DSL – Assistant Headteacher

                         Mr P Stanley – Headteacher

                         Mrs A Deakin – Deputy Headteacher

                         Miss S Burness – Pastoral Lead

**Please click on the link below for our Child Protection Procedures**

Child Protection Procedures 2023

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Safeguarding is defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children-2023 as:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as- 

• providing help and support to meet the needs of children as soon as problems

• protecting children from maltreatment, whether that is within or outside the home,
including online

• preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development

• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of
safe and effective care

• promoting the upbringing of children with their birth parents, or otherwise their
family network through a kinship care arrangement, whenever possible and where
this is in the best interests of the children

• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes in line with the
outcomes set out in the Children’s Social Care National Framework


In school we safeguard children in many ways, details of which can be found below. All staff receive annual safeguarding training to ensure that it remains our highest priority. Our school is also part of a project called Operation Encompass which is run between the local authority and police. The project has been designed to provide early reporting of domestic violence incidents that occur outside school which might have an impact in school. All staff are also trained in the Prevent strategy, the purpose of Prevent is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. This includes countering terrorist ideology and supporting individuals who are especially vulnerable to becoming radicalised.

Early Help

We also offer Early Help support – see our Mental Health and Wellbeing page for more information and the brochure below. Early help refers to the offer of any information, advice or support to children, young people and their families as soon as possible in their lives, or when issues emerge, to help prevent problems from escalating.

Acceptable Use Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Behaviour Policy

Children Missing from Education Policy

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Code of Conduct St Philip

Early Help Information

Data Protection Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Low Level Concerns Policy

Managing Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers

Missing Child Policy

Mobile Phone Device Policy

Online Safety Policy

Photography and Images Policy

Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation

Safe Recruitment and Vetting

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Web Filtering

Whistleblowing Policy

Useful Online Safety Links

Click on the links below to access useful websites.

Useful Information Sources
BBG Guidance BBC Guidance – BBC Guidance Advice for Parents when Sharing Photos of Your Child
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – their main site for advice, help and to report an issue
Thinkuknow Parents & Carers – The CEOP’s ThinkUKnow guidance and awareness information for parents and carers.
Anti-Bullying Alliance Anti-Bullying Alliance – this is an alliance of over 60 organisations, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments for children and young people.
Digizen The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen awareness and understanding of digital citizenship.
Child Net e-Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
UKCIS The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online.
Google Safety The web was designed to be explored, but Google has controls to help you keep it a safer place for your family to roam. Visit their facilities to learn about the online tools available.
Get Safe Online Get Safe Online is one of the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.