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
Safeguarding at Primley Wood Primary School
is everyone’s responsibility at all times.
All staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors are expected to:
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 Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) below:
Syma Khan: Pastoral Lead
Debbie Westwood: Executive Head
Jordan License: Head of School
Lauren Daniels: Assistant Head
Sarah Rai: Assistant Head
Gina Done: Nursery Manager
Sukhdev Singh: Safeguarding Trustee
You can book meetings via the office.
All matters are dealt with confidentially.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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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