Designated Safeguarding Team

Mrs J Roseblade
Mrs J Roseblade
Executive Headteacher
Lead DSL
Mrs A Lockwood
Mrs A Lockwood
Head of Schools Deputy DSL
Early Years Leader
Mrs K Russell
Mrs K Russell
Assistant Headteacher, Deputy DSL
Miss L Westmacott
Miss L Westmacott
Family and Safeguarding Officer
Deputy DSL

An introduction from Lucy Westmacott, our Family and Safeguarding Officer

Hello, some of you will already know me or have seen me around the school. I am Lucy and I am the Family and Safeguarding Officer at The Federation of Alver Valley Schools. I am one of four Designated Safeguarding Lead team members at the school. The other DSLs, who I work closely with, are Mrs Roseblade (who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs Lockwood and Mrs Russell, who along with myself are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.

This page provides safeguarding information and guidance and is a place where parents can find support and advice. I am also available to offer support, advice and signposting to families. My working hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

If you would like to meet with me to discuss something you and your child need support with, or to ask for information about other services that are available, please contact the School Office and ask for Lucy. I will contact you and arrange a time for us to meet.

I hope the links below will be useful to you!

Signposting and Useful Links

NSPCC – Children’s Mental Health

This webpage provides parents and carers with advice and support around children’s mental health. This page includes signs for parents to look out for and support parents can offer their children to help them cope with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and self-harm.  

NSPCC – Support for Parents

A great webpage with lots of advice and support for parents and carers dealing with the challenges of raising children such as how to talk to children about various difficult topics, separation and divorce and coping with tantrums and challenging behaviour.

NSPCC – Keeping children Safe Online Advice for Parents

Lots of advice for parents about how you can keep children safe online here.

Stop Domestic Abuse

This webpage contains a lot of advice and support for victims of domestic abuse, including the number of their helpline and ways to access support. Stop Domestic Abuse is a Hampshire based service.

Gosport Brough Council Information about Local Support

A webpage with information about support with food clothing and other essentials.

Jacob’s Well Food Bank

Information, contact details and opening times of Jacob’s Well Food Bank which is based in Toronto Place, Gosport, PO12 4UZ.

Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank

Website with information about how to access support from the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank.

NHS Children and Family Services

This website gives information about all the different health services available to families with children including School Nursing, Immunisations and Health Visiting.

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and Children’s Trust thresholds chart.

This webpage gives an overview of Children’s Services thresholds and the levels of intervention Social Workers use when working with children and families.

NSPCC – County Lines

A webpage with information, advice and signs to look out for that may indicate a child is involved with or, vulnerable to, gangs operating County Lines.