Primley Wood Primary School


Primley Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors to share this commitment.


We firmly believe that creating a safe and nurturing environment is crucial for your child's educational journey. We work diligently to maintain high standards of safeguarding practices in line with the guidelines set by the Department for Education and local authorities. Our aim is to provide a secure space where your child can thrive, learn, and develop to their fullest potential.


All our staff members are carefully selected and undergo rigorous background checks, including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, to ensure their suitability to work with children. They receive regular safeguarding training and are committed to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment.


We pride ourselves on being a family orientated school. We encourage working together, being available to talk; creating an atmosphere of openness and honesty.


If you think a child is in immediate danger, dial 999 or contact your local authority social care department, or the NSPCC

Our Child Protection Commitment 

Safeguarding at Primley Wood Primary School

is everyone’s responsibility at all times. 

All staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors are expected to:

  1. Establish and maintain an environment where school staff and volunteers feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened to when they have concerns about the safety and well-being of a child.
  2. Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.
  3. Ensure all children are supported appropriately. This could include referral to Early Help services or specialist services if they are vulnerable or at risk of being abused and neglected.
  4. Consider how children may be taught about safeguarding, including online safety, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum.
  5. Maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ and ‘professional curiosity’ where safeguarding is concerned.
  6. Always act in the interests of the child and help to take an active part in developing a culture where Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Our Safeguarding Team 

We have a dedicated team of trained professionals responsible for overseeing safeguarding procedures within our school. They are readily available to address any concerns you may have and coordinate appropriate actions.


If you are concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school or if you would like to discuss something that would be useful for us to know in order to support your child please talk to one of the school’s officers: 


Designated Safeguarding Lead: (DSL)

Syma Khan -  Pastoral Lead


Deputy Safeguarding Leads:

Seetle Kaur - Headteaher

Sarah Rai - Assistant Head

Gina Done - Nursery Manager


Other Safegurading Leads:

Cath Cropper - School Business Manager


Sukhdev Singh: Safeguarding Trustee


You can book meetings via the office.

All matters are dealt with confidentially.

Safeguarding Policies and Guidance

We have robust safeguarding policies and procedures in place. These guidelines are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the latest best practices.


Access our comprehensive Child Protection Policy, which outlines our approach to safeguarding, including reporting procedures, staff training, and the steps we take to ensure a safe learning environment.

Leeds Safeguarding Children's Partnership

There are three key agencies now collectively hold new statutory responsibilities for safeguarding; namely the Local Authority (through Children and Families), Health (through NHS Leeds CCG Partnership) and West Yorkshire Police.

Let's Talk About Pants

The NSPCC’s ‘Pantosaurus’ campaign is a great way to talk to your children about ‘The Underwear Rule’ to help keep them safe. We use it in School, so you will probably hear the children singing the song at home! 

Childline- 0800 1111

Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. They deal with any issues which cause distress or concern; some of the most common issues include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect, and psychological abuse.


Childline is free to contact on 0800 1111. 

Childline counsellors are here to take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from children and young people under 19.

Childline counsellors are also available to speak to online through 1-2-1 chat and via email.

NSPCC- T: 0808 800 5000      E:

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

are the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to protecting children. 


Barnados help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via their 800+ services across the UK. 

Support for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Boloh Helpline- 0800 151 2605


Ukranian Supprt Helpline- 0800 148 8586  

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

If you need to know more about FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) please visit the NSPCC’s dedicated web pages. These will help you to understand what it is and what you can do if you are worried about it. Please click the button for more information.

Domestic Abuse and Violence

  • Children who witness domestic abuse are also victims;
  • Witnessing domestic abuse can have a lasting impact on children;
  • The definition of abuse includes ill-treatment that is not physical as well as being witness to ill-treatment of others e.g. witnessing domestic abuse. (KCSiE 2022)
  • Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse. (NSPCC)


Where to get help if you or if someone you know is a victim of domestic violence.

The 24 hour Leeds Domestic Violence Service helpline: 0113 246 0401

Women can call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247 

Men can call Men's Advice Line on 0808 8010 327

Victim Support Helpline: 08081689111

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