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Northleaze C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All school staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns.  Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).  

The Designated Person for Looked After Children (LAC) is Victoria Reyes. 

Below is the team with responsibility for Safeguarding at Northleaze School:


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Victoria Reyes


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Joe Thompson

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Julia Simmons

Class Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sam Withinshaw

Class Teacher

Governor Safeguarding Lead

Gill Miles


On rare occasions, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

NSPCC helpline - 0808 800 5000

This is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share their concerns about a child, anonymously if they wish. It is staffed by professional practitioners with backgrounds in jobs like teaching, healthcare and social work, who will provide expert advice and support. 

If you think a child is in immediate danger, don't delay, call the police on 999, contact the NSPCC as above or call Children’s Social Care on 01275 888808

Safeguarding Policy documents:

LSP Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy - 2023/2024