Please see the addendum to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy below, covering this school closure period:
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).
Below is the team with responsibility for Safeguarding at Northleaze School:
The Designated Person for Looked After Children (LAC) is Victoria Reyes.
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.