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 Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse.
If you think a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999
Useful links and contacts
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 and feel safe and listened to.
We believe all staff have an important role in child protection. The Headteacher and Designated teachers for child protection are responsible for co-coordinating all child protection activities. This is dealt with in the strictest confidentiality.
A nominated governor has strategic responsibility for child protection, liaising with the Headteacher and Designated teachers. The school works in partnership with other agencies (e.g. Children’s Services Leeds, The Brigshaw Learning Partnership staff, Attendance Officer, Social Care, Health Visitor, School Nurse, and 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, and 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.
Safeguarding Governor: Katie Kielty
Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead: Mark Cahill (Headteacher)
Safeguarding and Child Protection Officers: Hannah McEvoy (Deputy Headteacher), Sarah Brown (Learning Mentor)
'This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment’.
Monday 4 September to Friday 27 October
Monday 19 February to Thursday 28th March
Monday 8 January to Friday 9 February
Monday 6 November to Friday 22 December
Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May
Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January
Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November
Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February
Friday 29th March to Friday 12 April
Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August
Monday 3 June to Friday 19 July
Here are our curricular plans for each class. This year we are currently on cycle B.
Success and Respect for All.
We exist to provide a cradle-to-career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.
Our pupils uphold our values by:
The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates