Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

Hawksworth Wood Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website. Our Safeguarding practice follows the guidance and procedure set by Leeds Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. It is hoped that parents appreciate this is our moral and legal responsibility and accept that the school is always only acting in what is believed to be the child’s best interests.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Gail Clinch, Learning Mentor.

If you require any further information please contact Abi Owen, Headteacher.