Whitley Bay High School

Students enjoy learning and feel happy and safe at WBHS


Welcome to the website section on Safeguarding and Child Protection which is a requirement of all schools. Our ethos and values underpins a child centred approach to ensure all children are safe and happy in an environment that promotes mutual respect and high self-esteem.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined in Working Together (2015) as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

At Whitley Bay High School all staff have been trained to follow procedures and understand policies which have been outlined through the Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018) publication and local guidance issued from North Tyneside’s Safeguarding Children’s Board. This includes when to make recommendations for children who will benefit from Early Help. Additional to this, the following roles have been appointed within school:


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Linda Buckle 

Lead Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Joan Bloomfield

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Andy Sherlaw
  • Sarah Lackenby
  • Steve Williams
  • Abi Welch
  • Helen Daglish
  • Marni Thomas
  • Richard Chambers
  • James Mackenzie
  • David Lee
  • Ian Clark
  • Matt Bland
  • Sarah Fitzpatrick
  • Ankita Lawson

Where we have any concerns about a child’s welfare we will take all appropriate action to address those concerns by working in full partnership with other agencies as outlined by the local authority and Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018) publication.

Our Child Protection and E-Safety Policies are downloadable below:

  • Child Protection Policy (Updated by Full Governors September 2020) Download
  • E-Safety Policy (Updated by Full Governors September 2020) Download
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (latest publication) Download
  • WhistleBlowing Policy Download
  • Social Media Advice for Parents from the Online Safety Alliance Download

If you suspect a child is at risk from harm or abuse, you can contact the following services:

The Front Door 0345 2000 109

Emergency Services 999

NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line 0800 028 0285

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