Safeguarding Children

The health, safety and well-being of all our pupils at Westcott Primary School is of the utmost importance.  Our priority is to provide a safe and welcoming environment, where pupils are valued and respected.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection policy, which can be viewed below or in our policy section.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers in the first instance, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We know that children thrive better and are able to reach their full potential when we work closely together.  At Westcott Primary School we are committed to this and look forward to our continuing close partnership with you in the future.

Our Safeguarding Team at Westcott Primary School is:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss R Sergeant

Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mrs C Evers

Emotional Wellbeing Officer – Miss R Sergeant

What to do if you have a concern about a child attending Westcott:
During School Hours
  • Contact the school and speak to either Miss R Sergeant or Mrs C Evers on 01482 783576

  • Contact the Hull City Council EHaSH Team on 01482 448879

Out of school hours and during school holidays:
  • If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police via 999

  • If your concern is less urgent buy you are worried about the welfare of the child then contact HCC EHaSH Team on 01482 448879 

  • If you have concerns about a child at Westcott which you believe the school need to be aware of, then email (Suzanne Wilson, Strategic Safeguarding Lead for HCAT): swilson@hcat.org.uk. Ms Wilson will make contact with a key member of staff from the Academy on your behalf. 

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Parent testimonials

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Parent testimonials

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Parent testimonials

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