‘Our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that the children receive effective support, protection and justice.’
Many people worry that their suspicions might be wrong, or that they will be interfering unnecessarily. If you wish, you can telephone for advice without identifying the child. If the conversation confirms that you are right to be concerned you can then give the child’s details. You will be asked for your name and address too, but the agencies will take anonymous calls, so if you really do not want to say who you are, you do not have to. Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
DESIGNATED SENIOR LEADS AT WARWICK ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mrs Qureshi- Head teacher
Deputy Designated Senior Leads:
Mr S Mayfield - Deputy Headteacher
Mrs L Rayner - Assistant Headteacher
Mr A Ahmed - EYFS leader and SENCo
Mrs K Darby - Business Manager
You can speak to any of these staff members in confidence about any issues regarding the safety and well-being of children. As a team, we decide how to deal with concerns about children's safety. This would usually involve speaking to parents or people from other agencies, such as health or social care. If we feel a child is at risk of harm, we would usually discuss this with parents. We then have a duty of care to report our concerns to the assessment team at social care. They can be contacted on 01484 456848.
There are posters around school that give more details about our safeguarding procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding, please speak to one of the designated senior leads above.
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and West Yorkshire Police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.