Farsley Springbank Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We believe all staff and visitors have an important and unique role to play in child protection.
At Farsley Springbank we believe:
Schools can contribute to the prevention of abuse.
All children have the right to be protected from harm.
Children need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse.
Children need to be safe and feel safe in school.
To report a concern if you are a member of the public, you can call children's social work services on (0113) 2224403 Monday - Friday 9:00am -5:00pm.
If you think a child is in immediate danger please dial 999 and ask for the police
If you are involved with a child or family in a professional capacity you can call the Duty & Advice team on 0113 376 0336, Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm. If the issue can’t wait until the next working day please contact the children’s Emergency Duty Team on 0113 376 0469.
You can also email the EDT: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns about safeguarding at Farsley Springbank, contact the local authority designated office on (0113) 2478652.
Staff are expected to report any causes for concern to the Designated Child Protection Officers using a written pro-forma. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children "disclosing" concerns.
Where the school has concerns about a child, the designated safeguarding lead officer, will act as a source of support, advice and expertise to staff on matters of safety and safeguarding and when deciding whether to make a referral by liaising with relevant agencies. In general, we will discuss concerns with parents/carers before approaching other agencies, and will seek their consent to making a referral to another agency. Appropriate staff will approach parents / carers after consultation with the Designated Safeguarding lead. However, there may be occasions when school will contact another agency before informing parents / carers, if the school decides that contacting them may increase the risk of significant harm to the child.
Child Protection information will be dealt with in a confidential manner.
General information about safeguarding-related policies and practices within our school can be found in the Policies section of the website. Guidance and advice about how to keep your child safe online can be found in the Online Safety section of the website. Links to both sections are below.