The Westbrook Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, achieving equal opportunities and combating discrimination.
Safeguarding and the welfare of young people are responsibilities shared by all. This applies to all ‘practitioners’, which the statutory guidance defines as those working with children and their families in any capacity. As a Multi Academy Trust, our leaders and managers have put in place effective arrangements to:
identify children and learners who may need early help or are at risk of neglect, abuse, grooming or exploitation
help prevent abuse by raising awareness among children and learners of safeguarding risks and how and where to get help and support if they need it
help those children who are at risk of abuse and need early help or statutory social care involvement, keeping accurate records, making timely referrals where necessary and working with other agencies to ensure that children and learners get the help and support they need
manage allegations about adults who may be a risk, and check the suitability of staff to work with children, learners and vulnerable adults