Safeguarding

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are protected, respected and feel valued and secure. All our staff are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that our children receive effective and timely support.  

The nominated Trustee lead for safeguarding is Sue Butterfill. If you need to contact the safeguarding lead, please email info@watschools.org.uk or submit your enquiry via our online contact form by clicking here.

The Trust has adopted a common Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, which is updated annually in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Statutory Guidance (KCSIE), and this is supplemented by the individual schools to reflect their own local procedures and processes.  

These policies alongside other individual school policies and procedures linked to safer working practices can be found via the links below.

Knockhall Primary School policies and procedures

Northumberland Heath Primary School policies and procedures

Peareswood Primary School policies and procedures

Willow Bank Primary School policies and procedures

 

Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance 2023