At Whitkirk Primary School, the safety and well being of our pupils is at the centre of everything we do. Our school and academy have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and Procedures in place. All staff including our volunteers and supply staff are CRB/DBS checked. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leader is Mrs Downes
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Office is Miss Quarmby
Mrs Stout, our Executive Leader, is also a member of our Safeguarding Team at Whitkirk.
Our Safeguarding Governor is Maggie Moyles.
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting.
The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
We would highly recommend visiting https://parentinfo.org/ which offers help and advice for families in the digital world that we live in.
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Children – Stay Safe Online
Do you know the main ways to stay safe online? These links will lead you to websites and games that you may have already used in class. They’re a good way to remind you of the different ways to stay safe online.
CBBC have some great games and videos. Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker. listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton.
|Think U Know? (CEOP)
From the CEOP’s site. Excellent resource for children, teachers and parent/carers, which is divided into sections for each. Lots of information, games and resources on this site about internet and mobile phone safety issues.
You can talk to ChildLine online or by phone whenever you need to. Whatever your worry: it’s better out than in.
Learn with Clicky through games and videos about how to make yourself safe online.
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. From July 2015, all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.
Below is a link to the most recent advice from Leeds City Website. The information provided on the site will provide people with knowledge of Prevent in Leeds, how to notice the signs of radicalisation and where to go for support. There are also links to very useful documents as well as information on the Channel programme that we hope people find useful.