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

At West Row Academy, we take the safety and wellbeing of all children very seriously.  We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure enough to raise concerns, feel listened to and trust that appropriate action will be taken to keep them safe.

In addition, we also aim to embed safeguarding across our curriculum as we believe it is essential that children know how to be safe and what to do if they are worried about their safety.

If you have a concern regarding safeguarding, you can contact our designated safeguarding leads in the following ways:
Mrs E Close
Miss A Back 
Miss R Buckle
Mrs R Dring
Mrs E Close Miss R Buckle
Principal, Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Principal, Designated Safeguarding and Prevent lead SENDco, Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead Administrator, Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
01638 715680 01638 715680 01638 715680 01638 715680


‘Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.  In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred.  This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’

Keeping Children safe In Education

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy applies to all staff, parents, governors, volunteers, visitors and pupils.  A copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available to download here and from our policy download page:  

The aims of our policy are to:

  • Provide staff with a framework to promote and safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people and ensure and they understand and meet their statutory responsibilities.
  • Ensure consistent good practice across the school


Early Help:

At West Row Academy, we understand that from time to time family life can have its complications. These maybe the times when you need some extra help and support. To support and advise you at such times, we have an Early Help Offer.    Click here to find out more about our Early Help offer.