Safeguarding Statement and Policies

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have in place a robust child protection and safeguarding policy.

Our designated members of staff for Child Protection and Safeguarding are:



Contact Number and Email

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Sarah Wimperis


0161 627 4257

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)

Abi Ashton

 Stephanie Costello




Out of school hours/school holidays contact.

Oldham Multi agency Safeguarding hub (MASH) 0161 770 7777

At all other times concerns can be discussed with.

Oldham All other contact outside of works hours 0161 770 6936



Further information about Oldham Safeguarding procedures are available at

However, we engender the principle that safeguarding is 'everyone's responsibility' and concerns can be passed on to any staff member.

Prevent Duty

Working positively to protect young people from radicalisation.

You may have heard about the Prevent Duty, which aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.

In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding priority is that children feel safe and able to demonstrate tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.

Duty of Care

The Academy liaises closely with various other professionals including the police to ensure we work together as a team.  We regularly have contact with the Police to ensure we fulfil our duties in protecting our children.  We are informed immediately if they have had any incidents or concerns.   If you would like to talk or ask any further questions regarding this, please visit the office to make an appointment with one of our Safeguarding Leads.

Files to Download

Westwood Academy: Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Middleton Road, Oldham, Lancashire, OL9 6BH

Miss S Wimperis: Principal

0161 627 4257

Harmony Trust

Alderson Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL9 6AQ

CEO: Anthony Hughes

0161 260 0482 (ext 15)