At West Lancashire Community High School we take seriously our responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all children in our care. Our role, therefore, in protecting children and young people from exploitation and abuse cannot be underestimated.
It is well established that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce, which is competent and confident in recognising and responding to child protection situations.
There are three main elements to our child protection policy:
A full copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available to download below.
Member of staff with overarching responsibility for child welfare at school: Mrs C Austin (Headteacher)
Members of staff with specific responsibility for child protection and safeguarding issues
Designated Safeguarding Lead(DSL): Mr A Grant (Deputy Head)
Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP): Mr D Mullen (Asst Head)
Governors with responsibility for child protection issues: Mr I Price (Chair), Mrs F Grieveson (Deputy Chair)
Information on e-safety can be found in our Parents and Carers section of our website. A link to this is here