Scroll to content
West Town Lane Academy home page

West Town Lane Academy

Where the learning journey is an adventure


At West Town Lane Academy safeguarding is of the highest importance to us. West Town Lane Academy is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children, and expects all staff, parents and volunteers to embrace this commitment.


Our safeguarding policy can be found in the policy section of the website and in the link below.


Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 23 24


If you are a parent/carer and are looking for Safeguarding advice, please see the following links for helpful advice and guidance.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sarah Franklin

Deputy DSL: Adrian Robbins

Deputy DSL: Ellie Whiddington

Contact on 0117 3772295

If you suspect a child is at risk of harm, report a concern to First Response;

0117 903 6444

If you suspect a child may be in immediate danger, contact the police;



              For information regarding keeping your child safe online, please follow the links. 




Internet Matters



NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe


Find our more information about the NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe campaign that we learn about here at WTLA. 


There's also an online assembly (below) that you can watch at home with your child/ren.

Speak out. Stay safe. | NSPCC

Our Speak out Stay safe programme gives children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. We teach children aged 5-11 l...

Talk P.A.N.T.S


Talk PANTS is a campaign by the NSPCC to help children understand that their body belongs to them and they should tell a trusted adult if anything makes them feel uncomfortable or worried.


Here are some useful leaflets for talking to your children about PANTS (the Underwear Rule).

Underwear Rule Guidance for Parents

Underwear Rule for Foster Carers

Underwear Rule for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

Other numbers you can call for advice and information;

  • NSPCC 24 hour Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free from a landline)
  • NSPCC Text helpline: 88858 (service is free and anonymous)
  • Police: 101 (non-emergency calls)

For information on Private fostering please follow the link: