It is the aim of all leaders, managers and governors at Harehills Primary School to create a culture of vigilance where our children’s welfare is promoted and where timely and appropriate safeguarding action is taken if needed.
To enable us to ensure Safeguarding relates to all aspects of life we regularly review all aspects of Safeguarding within school.
Policies related to Safeguarding
- Child Protection policy
- Care and control policy (the use of reasonable force)
- Medical Conditions policy
- Educational Visits policy
- Intimate Care policy
- ICT and Online Safety policy
- Whistleblowing policy
- Anti-Bullying policy
- Absconding Policy
- Growing and Changing (SRE) Policy
- Keeping Children Safe in Education Policy
We take part in a project that runs jointly between schools, West Yorkshire Police, and the Front Door Service. The project has been established to support children who are resident in households where there are incidents of domestic violence and abuse. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally hurt by being either present in the house or directly witnessing an incident of domestic violence. Recently, more strict procedures have been put in place to protect children that witness domestic violence or are present in a house where domestic violence takes place.
The Domestic Violence and Abuse Notification Project has been designed to provide confidential notification to schools on any incidents of domestic violence and abuse which occur within a child’s household that might have an impact on a child whilst they are in school.
The project will ensure that a member of school staff is trained to allow them to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, and ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence or abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you would like further support or information about domestic violence and abuse, please go to www.leedsdomesticviolenceandabuse.co.uk
Staying Safe Online
We take E-Safety very seriously in school and use the S.M.A.R.T. rules to ensure all our children stay safe online.
Online Safety information for parents
Young people use the internet for a variety of activities including games, research and homework and, of course, for accessing social networking sites. Whilst they are confident with the technology children are not always able to make the right decisions about what they access, who they talk to and what they might post about themselves and others on the internet.
As part of our commitment to safeguarding our children, and working with parents we have organised e-safety information for parents which includes the following:
- Mobile Phones
- Online Games
- Parent Control tools
- Risks your child may face online
- Social Networking
- Talking to people online
Useful Guides for Parents
Whole staff training March 2023
Mrs Janet Haywood is the Lead Designated Child Protection Officer for School. We have 6 other Designated Child Protection Officers who have regular refresher training
Whole Staff training happens every 3 years (last training March/April 2023) Refresher training happens at the beginning of an academic year and termly after that.
Head teacher Child Protection training (March 2014), Refresher training September 2021.
CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation)
Staff from our Upper Key Stage 2 team have recieved training on this in 2018.
FGM (Femail Genital Mutilation)
All staff have received training on this (April 2022)
All Teachers received training January 2019
Team Teach (use of reasonable force)
We have staff who have been Team Teach trained based in all key stages
Manual Handling Training
We have staff trained to safely move children with disabilities. This enables both the child and the member of staff to remain safe.
We a have staff trained in First Aid, including Paediatric First Aid, in all key stages. Members of our lunchtime staff are also trained
We have 6 staff trained. For more information please follow the link to Vacancies tab