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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Waterfoot Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical, mental and emotional welfare of every pupil. We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken. We recognise that no single professional can have a full  picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time,    everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.  The School and After School Club both have a Designated Safeguarding Lead and a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead who have received specific training to deal with Child Protection issues. Please see the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for further information.


Family Support Worker

Our family support worker is called Bernie Eastwood and her role is to support children and families within our school or liaise with a range of external services to help families with any further support they may need.  She offers emotional and practical support for families who are going through long or short term difficulties.  She also supports families and children to break down barriers to learning so that every child receives the best education, a key area  being attendance. 

If you have any questions, concerns, ideas or just need some support, Mrs Eastwood’s door is always open and the kettle on!

She can be contacted on the gate in the morning, via the school office or email: