Welcome to the website section on Safeguarding and Child Protection which is a requirement of all schools. Our ethos and values underpins a child centred approach to ensure all children are safe and happy in an environment that promotes mutual respect and high self-esteem.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined in Working Together (2015) as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

At Whitley Bay High School all staff have been trained to follow procedures and understand policies which have been outlined through the Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016) publication and local guidance issued from North Tyneside’s Safeguarding Children’s Board. This includes when to make recommendations for children who will benefit from Early Help. Additional to this, the following roles have been appointed within school:

  • Linda Buckle Designated Safeguard Lead;
  • Caron Pearson Lead Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection;
  • Andy Sherlaw Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead;
  • Andy Clark Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead;
  • Steve Williams Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead;
  • Justine Chapman Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead.

Where we have any concerns about a child’s welfare we will take all appropriate action to address those concerns by working in full partnership with other agencies as outlined by the local authority and Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016) publication.