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Safeguarding

At West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School we pride ourselves on ensuring that the whole school community take a collective responsibility in making sure our pupils are appropriately safeguarded when at school.

All adults who are working or volunteering in our school will have received a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before they can start at the school.

All staff, volunteers and governors receive induction training and annual refresher training which is led by our family liaison worker who is a qualified social worker.  Information sessions are also provided to school staff throughout the year around current issues which may impact on our school community.

Designated Safeguarding Team

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Natalie Bellis, Family Liaison Worker

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Rachel Simmonds, Headteacher

The Safeguarding Governor is:
Julia Collen

All can be contacted via the school office on 01273 770777 or admin@wblatch.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

The school have also signed up to the Operation Encompass scheme. This is a joint initiative between the police and education to ensure that schools are made aware of any domestic abuse incidents which have taken place where a child ordinarily resides. 

For more information on Operation Encompass please click here

To view our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy please click here.

To view our Keeping Children Safe in Education please click here.

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