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Westerhope Primary School

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


It is the responsibility of every member of staff, volunteer and regular visitor to our school to ensure that they carry out the requirements of our 'Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy' and, at all times, work in a way that will safeguard and promote the welfare of all of the pupils at our school. This includes the responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.

Please follow the link below to find our 'Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy' and 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils.  We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.  We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.


Any safeguarding concerns should be immediately reported to our designated safeguarding lead.

Safeguarding contacts in school

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mrs Russell (Headteacher)    

Telephone: 0191 267 4750



Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Wyld (Pastoral Lead)

Telephone:  0191 267 4750


Mrs McManus (Senior Leadership Team and SENCO)

Telephone:  0191 267 4750



Other Deputy Designated Staff are:

Mr Gray (Deputy Head Teacher)

Miss Holisz (Leadership Team

Mrs Purdy (Leadership Team)

Mrs Stokoe (Leadership Team)

Mr Thoburn (Leadership Team and Online Safety Leader)


Our Chair of Governors & Link Safeguarding Governor is:

Mrs Hall


If you have any questions, or if you would like to see our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy please contact the school, either by phone (0191 267 4750) or email ( and we will be happy to help you.

Other useful contacts:


If you are concerned about the safety or welfare or your child, or a child you know, you should act without delay.

You can ask for advice, or report your concern to:


Children, Social Care

Tel:0191 277 2500


Out-of-hours Duty Team

Tel:0191 232 8520



Tel: 101 or 999 (in an emergency)


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

Tel: 0808 800 5000