Child Protection statement

At West Exe School, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Our core Safeguarding Principles are:

  • Welfare of the child is paramount.
  • All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection.
  • All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm.
  • Students and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support.


Important Safeguarding Documents and Links

The Safeguarding Team

How we can support

Safeguarding Guide for Parents, Carers and other adults within our learning community

Self-harm information for students and parents

Safeguarding Letter to Parents and Carers – October 2015

‘Prevent’ (Anti-Radicalisation) Fact sheet

Anti-Radicalisation awareness online module

Educate against Hate

What to do if you are concerned a child is being radicalised

How social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq

Child Sexual Exploitation letter to parents

Child Sexual Exploitation presentation to Year 9 students

Our Safeguarding Policies (including Child Protection, Anti-Radicalisation, Promoting British Values and ‘Prevent’) can be found here.

Our E-Safety Advice can be found here.