Safeguarding and Child Protection
Our Child Protection Designated staff in school are:
MRS TARSEM WYATT
MRS JEAN WALKER
Learning Support Manager
MISS JESSICA HILL
Deputy Head Teacher
MR ADRIAN COLTMAN
MRS SARAH WRAY
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator
Our Safeguarding governor is
MRS CLAIRE BRENAN
Safeguarding covers all aspects of keeping a child healthy and safe e.g. first aid, educational visits, behaviour, racism, internet safety, security, medical needs.
We have rigorous procedures in place to ensure that all our children are
as happy, healthy and safe as possible. If you have any suggestions to improve
any aspect of our school please let us know.
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding.
If anyone has any concerns in relation to child protection please contact Mrs Wyatt or Mr Coltman. The Governor responsible for Child Protection is Mrs Claire Brenan who visits school regularly. If we receive information about a child from anyone
we always contact the parents of the child unless we feel that the child is at
immediate risk. We aim to educate and empower children to increasingly take responsibility for their own health and safety.
If you or your child have any concerns about anything or need support you could:
• Talk to your child’s class teacher
• Talk to Mrs Jean Walker - Learning Support Manager
Mrs Wray (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator)
or Mrs Sheila Walker ( Special Needs Support)
• Contact Child Line 0800 11 11
• Contact NSPCC 0808 800 5000
This website has lots of useful information http://www.nspcc.org.uk
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between schools and West Yorkshire Police. The project has been established to support children who are resident in households where there are incidents of domestic violence and abuse. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally hurt by being either present in the house or directly witnessing an incident of domestic violence.
The Domestic violence and abuse school notification project has been designed to provide confidential notification to schools on any incidents of domestic violence and abuse which occur within a child’s household that might have an impact on a child whilst they are in school.
The project will ensure that a member of the school staff is trained to allow them to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, and ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence or abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you would like further support or information about domestic violence and abuse please go to www.leedsdomesticviolenceandabuse.co.uk
Sexual Abuse in an Education Setting
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting.
The helpline will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org