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Westroyd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We are fully committed to ensure consistent safeguarding procedures are put in place to support staff, volunteers, visitors, children and their families. Everyone working  in Westroyd has an objective to help keep children safe. Where ever possible we will speak to parents about safeguarding issues concerning their child and will speak to other agencies as necessary.


We do this by:  


 * Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm take appropriate action to keep  them safe at home and in our school setting.


 * Providing a safe environment for children to learn and develop in.

Keeping children safe from all kinds of harm is priority at Westroyd. School has a crucial role to play in this and works closely with services and other agencies in the local and wider community to do this.

In addition we work pro-actively to support children and their families so that crisis points can be avoided and give help and support where it is needed.


To report a concern if you are a member of the public, you can call children's social work services on (0113) 2224403 Monday - Friday 9:00am -5:00pm.


If you think a child is in immediate danger please call the Police on 999


If you are involved with a child/family in a professional capacity you can call the Duty and Advice Team on (0113) 3760336 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

If the issue cannot wait until the next working day please contact the children's Emergency Duty Team on (0113) 3760469. You can also email:


If you have any concerns about safeguarding at Westroyd, contact the local authority designated office on (0113) 2478652



Designated Safeguarding Team at Westroyd


                 Mrs Joanne Ponton   Head teacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead

                 Mrs Dawn Winkley    Designated Safeguarding Lead

                 Mrs Gabby Hollingshead Safeguarding Team Member

                 Miss Priya Rayit  Safeguarding Team Member    


General information about safeguarding and related policies and practices can be found under the policies section on the website.