Safeguarding & Child Protection

To report a concern if you are a member of the public:

During office hours

You can call Children’s Social Work Services on 0113 222 4403 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm). This should be your first point of call and you can remain anonymous if you choose.

You can also discuss your concerns with someone who works with children and families, e.g. your health visitor, social worker, school nurse or teacher (all schools have a teacher responsible for child protection).

We work closely with other agencies. 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.

We 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

 

Out of office hours

If you think a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999

Useful links and contacts

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/domesticviolence

Childline - advice about a wide range of issue

Mindmate - information about mental health and organisations that can help

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
NSPCC - Online Safety
CEOP - online safety
Net Aware - Your guide to social networks, apps and games
Leeds Women's Aid - 0113 2460401 (24 hours) Textphone @ 07825 156087 (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm)

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Our child protection policy is an integral part of the inclusive ethos of the school, which should ensure that children are treated with respect and dignity; that they feel safe and are listened to.

We believe that all staff have an important role to play in child protection. The Headteacher and Designated teachers for child protection are responsible for co-coordinating all child protection activity. This is dealt with in the strictest confidentiality.

A nominated governor has a strategic responsibility for child protection, liaising with the Headteacher and Designated teachers. The school works in partnership with other agencies (eg Children’s Services Leeds, The Brigshaw Learning Partnership staff, Attendance Officer, Social Care, Health Visitor, School Nurse, Police) in the best interests of the children.

We aim to protect children by addressing issues through the curriculum, such as self-esteem, bullying, drug use, sex and relationship education.

All staff appointed to work in the school are checked through the Criminal Records Bureau referral system. Our Recruitment and Selection process is supported by rigorous checking and monitoring systems. All staff and governors receive regular Child Protection training. Attendance Officer, Social Care, Health Visitor, School Nurse, Police) in the best interests of the children.

We aim to protect children by addressing issues through the curriculum, such as self-esteem, bullying, drug use, sex and relationship education. All staff appointed to work in the school are checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Our Recruitment and Selection process is supported by rigorous checking and monitoring systems.

All staff and governors receive regular Child Protection training.

Child Protection Information

Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor: Maria Milner
Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead: Mark Cahill (Headteacher
Safeguarding and Child Protection Officers: Hannah McEvoy (Assistant Headteacher), Sarah Brown (Learning Mentor) Nadine Steadman (Premises)

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