Security & Child Protection

The security, safeguarding and wellbeing of our children is our primary responsibility. Child Protection is at the forefront of all our minds, and this page aims to explore how we ensure this is maintained at Westerings. 

The Designated Lead for Child Protection and Safeguarding is the Headteacher. In his absence, Mr Towler (Deputy Headteacher) or Mrs Shorten (AHT) take responsibility as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. Our senior leadership team (SLT) are also able to take responsibility, if necessary. All staff have level 2 (or above) safeguarding training at regular intervals. 

A link to our current Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found below, as well as information on how we ensure Site Security, respond to local emergency incidents and manage Safeguarding at Westerings. This is regularly updated, to reflect guidance in 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. The Academy works with Essex Safeguarding Children Board.