If an adult or child (including any children in the care of adults such as family members) are in imminent danger, an immediate response is needed. Please phone 999 and ask for the Police.
If you would like to discuss anything related to professional or personal safeguarding or welfare, please contact Richard Woodland (Director of Safeguarding at Westcountry Schools Trust) at email@example.com.
WeST Learning Institute, as the outreach higher education and training arm of Westcountry Schools Trust, has a mandatory responsibility to protect its learners from harm. We recognise our statutory duty to protect any children, and this includes children of adults who use WeST Learning Institute services, or who are employees or children who attend a setting related to WeST Learning Institute. We believe that the safety and welfare of children, learners and staff is paramount to the work we do and understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
We will ensure that the over-arching principles of safeguarding are promoted throughout our organisation and programmes. This includes but is not limited to recognising signs of abuse of any kind, a clear procedure for reporting concerns and promoting a culture that ensures we provide an environment where children and adults will be taken seriously and are respected and valued.
Policies and procedures
Further advice and guidance for foundation and top-up degree students
For well-being concerns, please contact firstpoint:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01905 542551 (Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm)
For safeguarding concerns, please use the UW safeguarding system:
email@example.com (please copy in Laura Flavin at TLI)
Further advice and guidance for apprentices employed by WeST
Please contact the safeguarding lead at the relevant WeST school or business unit and inform the WeST Director of Safeguarding (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further advice and guidance for apprentices NOT employed by WeST
Please contact the safeguarding lead at the employer and inform the WeST Director of Safeguarding (email@example.com).
Further advice and guidance for End Point Assessments
Please contact the safeguarding lead at the relevant school or business unit and inform the WeST Director of Safeguarding (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Director of Safeguarding (Westcountry Schools Trust)
Richard Woodland: email@example.com
Chair of Trustees and Safeguarding Trustee (Westcountry Schools Trust)
Iain Grafton: firstname.lastname@example.org