Safeguarding at West Park School

West Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our pupils, and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment.

There are four categories of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and neglect. Domestic violence is also a child protection issue and is classed as abuse. All of our staff are trained to identify signs of any of the above and staff and volunteers have a duty to report concerns about a child. In the first instance, they would report to the school safeguarding team, who may then take the decision to report the case to social care.

In such cases, unless we think it is not prudent to do so, we will inform parents. West Park School will work closely with parents, social care and any other relevant agencies to ensure that a child’s needs are being met and that they are safe in their environment.

If you think your child may have been abused you can contact Derby City Children’s Social Care directly on 01332 641172 / 786968 (out of hours) or Derbyshire First Contact Team on 01629 533190. Alternatively, you can contact the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and the safeguarding team. If you think your child has been hurt, arrange to visit your doctor or go to A&E.

Safeguarding information out of hours and during the school holidays

To pass on safeguarding information out of hours and during the school holidays, please email or phone 01332 662337.

In urgent cases please take the following action:

  • • If a young person is in immediate risk of harm or there is an imminent threat of harm to others, please call 999.
  • • For any other concerns relating to the safety or wellbeing of a young person please contact Derby City Council Social Care on 01332 641172.
  • • Derby City Council Social Care have an out of hours telephone number which operates from 5pm until 9am on weekdays and on weekends and Bank Holidays, their number is 01332 786968.
  • • If the child is from the Derbyshire area, please contact the Derbyshire First Contact team on: 01629 533190


The Safeguarding Team
01332 662337

Deborah Sheffield
Safeguarding Lead

Amanda Greenwood
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Dave Sanderson
Deputy Head and Head of Pastoral