Safeguarding

At Weatherhead, we have a strong culture of respect and tolerance and our environment is one whereby students flourish. Staff know and care about all students and our school is an environment in which students feel safe and listened to. Bullying, discrimination and peer-on-peer abuse (whether online or offline) are not accepted and dealt with quickly, consistently and senstiviely.

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and, as such, our policies apply to all staff and volunteers working in the school. At Weatherhead, we always act in the best interests of our students and maintain this ethos whether students are working remotely or within the school setting.

Please find a collection of helpful resources below and some key information regarding the culture of safeguarding at Weatherhead High School.

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Mrs Walton

Mrs Walton

Assistant Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Whole School

Mr Horman

Mr Horman

Assistant Headteacher

Safeguarding Officer – Whole School

Miss Byrne

Miss Byrne

Deputy Headteacher

Safeguarding Officer – 
Key Stage 5

Miss Whelan

Miss Whelan

Headteacher

Mrs Rogers, MBE

Mrs Rogers, MBE

Chair of Governors

Reporting a child protection/safeguarding concern

If you have a child protection/safeguarding concern, please contact the school direct on 0151 631 4400. 

Switchboard/reception is open:
8.00am – 4.30pm   Monday – Thursday
8.00am – 4.15pm   Friday

Concerned about a child and you cannot speak anyone at school or this is out of school hours
If a child or young person is at risk of harm, abuse or neglect please report it to the Wirral Integrated Front Door Team:

9:00am – 5.00pm  Monday – Friday

Telephone: 0151 606 2008

Outside of these hours telephone 0151 677 6557

E-mail: IFD@wirral.gov.uk

www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/concerned-about-a-child

Prevent

Prevent is part of the UK counter-terrorism strategy named CONTEST. The aim of which is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent addresses all forms of terrorism, but continues to prioritise according to the threat they pose to our national security.

At present, the majority of our resources and efforts will continue to be devoted to stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. There is a commitment to protecting freedom of speech in this country. But preventing terrorism will mean challenging extremist (and non-violent) ideas that are also part of a terrorist ideology.

Prevent also means intervening to stop people moving from extremist groups or from extremism into terrorist-related activity.  The Prevent strategy specifically:

  • responds to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it;
  • prevents people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support;
  • and works with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation which need to be addressed.

www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/prevent-agenda-for-schools

www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

www.gov.uk/government/publications/channel-and-prevent-multi-agency-panel-pmap-guidance

www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/procedures/6-31-safeguarding-children-young-people-radicalisation-violent-extremism