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).

Out of office hours

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

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.

Child Protection Information

Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor: Maria Milner

Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead: Sarah Grant (Head of School)

Safeguarding and Child Protection Officers: Sarah Fenna (Deputy Headteacher), Rachel Holyoak (Assistant Headteacher), Sarah Brown (Learning Mentor)

You can download a copy of our Child Protection Policy below: