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 are 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
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Whole School
Safety and Welfare Officer
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Whole School
Safeguarding Officer – Whole School
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: [email protected]
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.
Our school is part of Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a national police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Violence and Abuse and which is in place in every police force in England and Wales.
Children were recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the 2021 Domestic Abuse Act. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information with our school about all police attended Domestic Abuse incidents which involve any of our children PRIOR to the start of the next school day.
The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information. As staff, we have discussed how we can support our children who are experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse on a day-to-day basis and particularly following the Operation Encompass notification. We have used the Operation Encompass Handbooks to inform our thinking. We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk.