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.
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.
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.