This school is committed to helping children achieve good outcomes by providing a safe learning environment that promotes their welfare and helps them to develop socially and emotionally so that they can make the most of their life chances.

In line with the Education Act 2002, the school will ensure that arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils by:

  • providing a safe, healthy learning environment that allows them to develop to their full potential
  • safeguarding their welfare, particularly those pupils who are most disadvantaged
  • providing pupils with opportunities to discuss issues and report problems affecting their safety and welfare
  • ensuring safe recruitment practices
  • ensuring robust procedures for recognition and referral where there are welfare or child protection concerns
  • monitoring and supporting pupils who are subject to child protection plans and contributing to the implementation of their plan
  • raising awareness amongst staff of child protection issues and ensuring staff are equipped to deal with concerns
  • teaching children to keep themselves safe and ensuring they know who to approach for help
  • promoting partnership working with parents and professionals.


All adults working at West Hampstead Primary School (including visiting staff, volunteers and students on placement) are required to report instances of actual or suspected child abuse or neglect to the Designated Person with responsibility for child protection.

The Designated Person is: Sam Drake
The Deputy Designated Person is: Hannah Bones and Amanda Martin
The Nominated Governor for Child Protection & Safeguarding is: Madhavan Raman

For more information on Child Protection and Safeguarding please read our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy under the ‘Policies’ section of this website. You will find information on the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • How we safeguard children
  • Child protection procedures
  • Early years settings in schools
  • Safe recruitment
  • Staff practice and conduct
  • Health and safety/risk assessment
  • Children missing from education
  • Non-collection of children from school
  • Safeguarding vulnerable groups;
  • Children at risk of sexual exploitation
  • Children at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Children at risk of forced marriage
  • Children who run away/go missing
  • Young people living with domestic or sexual violence
  • Young people at risk of gang activity
  • Trafficked children
  • Privately fostered children
  • Young carers
  • Young people at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism


As parents, you want to ensure that your children develop healthily and thrive. WHPS is here to help with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and how to keep them safe in online and offline environments.

For guidance, further details can be found from: