Wedmore First School Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all the academy's activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all students, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse. We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students, parents and visitors. We always listen to students and take their concerns seriously. Please do not hesitate if you have any concerns or queries please contact the Academy immediately and you will be directed to a member of staff who will endeavour to help you. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Sue Ham (Deputy Headteacher) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Miss Denise Mawdsley (Headteacher), Mrs Myra Ellis (Assistant Headteacher) and Ms Bernadette Rosewell (Nursery Lead). We share information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately Further information can be found from the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board.