At Bracken Edge Primary School we are committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all our children and adults.
We believe that school should be a place where children feel safe, valued and listened to. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable which can impact on other children either directly or indirectly. We always take a considered and sensitive approach so that we can support all of our children and families.
Everyone working in our school has the responsibility and understands their roles and duties in the effective safeguarding and protection of every child in our care. We aim to identify children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer from significant harm, and take appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at school and home. Our priority is to provide a safe environment for children and young people, enabling them to learn develop to their fullest potential.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
Leaders have created a culture where staff are encouraged to pass on any concerns, no matter how small. Consequently, pupils and their families have access to early help and support when needed.
Staff understand the important role they play in ensuring that pupils are safe. Staff know what to look for because of the regular training and updates they receive about child protection,
Pupils told inspectors they feel safe in school. They told inspectors that they are confident to talk to an adult if they have any concerns.
Our named designated safeguarding lead officer on senior leadership team with lead responsibility and management oversight/accountability for child protection is Colette Kurylo. In the absence of the designated safeguarding lead our deputy DSL is Jane Lunn
Additional Designated staff are, Jane Griffiths and Chelle Wilkinson. Along with the Headteacher, Mujahid Ali, they will be responsible for co-ordinating all child protection activity.
If you have any queries or concerns please feel free to speak to one of the above members of staff who can be contacted by telephone on 0113 2623335
Online Safeguarding Resources
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Designated staff are responsible for ensuring that:
- timely and appropriate safeguarding action is taken where necessary, following local and national policy and procedure;
- staff at Bracken Edge are equipped with the necessary training and development;
- robust systems are in place for recording and safely sharing information.
Leeds Safeguarding website
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