West Street Community Primary School and Nursery


Safeguarding Pupils

Every school must have a Child Protection Policy – often referred to as the school’s Safeguarding Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.

Whilst all staff are responsible we have a dedicated team to follow up on any safeguarding concerns. These staff are all trained through Lancashire Authority. All staff have annual safeguarding training.





Mrs Sarah Watson


Designated Lead for Safeguarding

Mrs Andrea Peake

Pastoral Worker

Designated Lead for Safeguarding

Mrs Alysia Gupta


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sandra Simpson

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

We take every disclosure from a child or adult seriously and will follow procedures set down in our policy and in line with Lancashire Children’s Safeguarding Board. This at times can be distressing but it is essential we ensure the safety of every child. We will endeavour to support all members of the family through any procedures necessary.

If you have any queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to come and speak to a member of staff.

Please see the following documents for further information:

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Get in touch
West Street Community Primary School and Nursery
West Street, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0HW
Headteacher | Miss Sarah Watson | 01282 865840 | [email protected]
Bursar | Mrs Carol Franks | 01282 865840 | [email protected]
SENCO | Mrs Alysia Gupta | 01282 865840 | [email protected]
Pastoral Lead | Mrs Andrea Peake | 01282 865840 | [email protected]
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