Chapel Allerton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our staff and governors work tirelessly to ensure that pupils are; safe from harm and abuse, know that staff have their welfare at heart and are able to identify adults in school who they trust to talk to if they have a problem.
We believe that everyone has a responsibility for keeping children safe and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to report any concerns that they may have.
To view our safeguarding policies and procedures please follow the link below
Meet the Safeguarding Team
Mr N Sykes Miss Z Lister Miss K Opie
(Designated Safeguarding Lead) (Safeguarding and Welfare Officer/Deputy DSL) (SEND HLTA/Deputy DSL)
Chapel Allerton Primary School's Lead Govenor for Child Protection and Children Looked After (CLA) is Dr Gemma Dolden.
Domestic Violence and Abuse Notification Protocol
The domestic violence and abuse notification protocol is the implementation of key partnership working between West Yorkshire Police, The Front Door Safeguarding Hub, Council Contact Centre Staff, designated school and Higher Education staff (Safeguarding Leads), Targeted Services and Education Safeguarding Team.
The aim of the protocol is to ensure that educational settings are made aware in a timely manner of incidents of domestic violence and abuse at which a child on their roll was present, in order that the setting can take appropriate steps to support that pupil during what could be an emotionally difficult day, ensuring access to responsive emotional health and wellbeing support after a domestic abuse incident. This could include practical and / or emotional support or as a minimum ensuring that those staff who should be made aware are. In its simplest form, they are given some leeway, comfort and support. This can make a huge difference to children and allows them to have a safe space.
Safeguarding Newsletters - coming soon!
NSPCC helpline - Report Abuse in Education
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational settings.
The helpline has been set up to 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.
Please find below some really useful parental guidance produced by the Leeds City Council Safeguarding team.