Westover Primary School


At Westover we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.  We audit our provision annually and make sure we are always up-to-date with government legislation and advice.  All staff receive training which is supplemented by briefings and information on the staff safeguarding notice board.  

If you have any concerns about a child, you should report them to the school (via the school office), to:


Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Joanne Dorricott (Headteacher)

Contact email:

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mr James Anderson (Assistant Headteacher)

Contact email:

Mr Tom Upfield (Assistant Headteacher)

Contact email:


Designated Lead for Safeguarding in Trust: Mrs Ruth Davies

Safeguarding Governor: Lucy Swales


If you have any concerns when school is closed, please phone: 

 Portsmouth Out of Office line: 0300 555 1373.  

Please note that in an emergency, call 999.


During off-site visits, the trip risk assessment identifies the safeguarding lead for that trip. All trip safeguarding leads have emergency contact details for the DSL. 


You can read about Hamwic's safeguarding arrangements here.


Any member of the public who is concerned about the welfare of a child can telephone the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on  0845 671 0271.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Local Authority District Officer (LADO)

Contact: Becky Paradise


Number: 02392 882500

Further information


What does LADO do?

LADO stands for Local Authority Designated Officer. Every Local Authority has a one and it’s the LADO job to;

  • Receiving reports or concerns about allegations of harm.
  • To provide advice and guidance to organisations about how to respond or manage those allegations.
  • Liaise with other organisations and draw the network together when there are allegations.
  • Monitor the progress of any investigation, safety planning or response to allegations.
  • LADO is also responsible for awareness raising, and providing relevant training to partners.

Level 3 Qualified - First Aiders

Paediatric First Aiders

Jo Llewellyn

Stef Drain

Hayley Fuller

Linda Hayward

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

We are governed by key national documents which you can see by clicking on the links below.

Keeping children safe online