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Safeguarding

Keeping children safe is our highest priority

This page is all about safeguarding our children – keeping them safe in every way within our community and helping them to learn about how they can keep themselves safe.

We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, this includes safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment, and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of someone at our school, please talk to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or to another member of the team.

www.kirkleessafeguardingchildren.co.uk

Email: info@dhschool.co.uk
Telephone: 01924 422215

Our Safeguarding Team

Mrs D. Howard –  Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss H. Grimshaw – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Team

Miss A. Wood - ICT Coordinator and E-Safety Lead / Safeguarding Team

Mrs D. Walters – Safeguarding Team (Admin Support)

Mrs S.M.G Fletcher - Headmistress / Safeguarding Team

 

 

Contact Information / Helplines

YoungMinds – www.youngminds.org.uk    0808 802 5544 (charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing)

Childline – www.childline.org.uk  0800 1111 (for children and parents)

Kooth www.kooth.com (qualified counsellors via chat based services)

NSPCC Helpline https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/nspcc-helpline 0808 800 5000

 

Health and Safety

The school has a health and safety policy, which is monitored and reviewed each term by the relevant members of the school leadership team and governing body.

First Aid 

All our staff team are Level 3 Paediatric First Aid trained.

 

If you would like to see our Safeguarding, Health and Safety, or our Online Safety Policies please request a copy from the School Office or find them on our Policies and Procedures webpage. 

 

online Safety

Helping Children Stay Safe Online

The internet offers children access to information, communication with their friends and opportunities for exploring the wider world. Children get a lot of benefit from being online.  However they should have parental supervision and good advice to make sure their experiences are happy and safe.

Parents and carers need to be aware of problems that can arise, such as bullying and grooming, and know what to do.  Here are some useful links that will provide appropriate information to help you in guiding your children.

Within school we have acceptable use policies which we share with our children to keep them safe. These policies are designed to meet the needs of the children in each key stage.

A variety of helpful information regarding staying safe online can be found by following the links below.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/ 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/