West Park Academy is committed to the development of good practice and sound procedures. Our Safeguarding policies can be found on the Safeguarding Policies page in this section.
We ensure that child protection concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the needs of the child.
Extremism and Radicalisation
Schools have a vital role to play in protecting pupils from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, a role which is underpinned by the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 “to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
Named Person for Child Protection and The Prevent Single Point of Contact (SPOC) :
In case of absence of Mrs Hirst:
Mrs Sam Hirst, Principal
Mrs Jenna Ford, Deputy Principal
Mrs Jane Graham, Home School Family Co-ordinator
|Link Director for Child Protection:||Mrs Abigail Rowcroft|
|Link Director for Looked After Children:||Mrs Abigail Rowcroft|
|Designated Officer at Local Authority:||Amanda Hugill - 01325 406450
Marian Garland - 01325 406451
Parents can also access the following: http://www.darlingtonsafeguardingboards.co.uk