At Oldfield Primary School, we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children. It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) within school.
The school also follows Bradford Child Protection Procedures and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board local guidance and has systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our DSLs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with, and take advice from, the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.
By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we offer a safe learning environment for all our children.
The Named DSL is Mr. James Travers.
The deputies are Mrs. Charlotte Million-Hicks & Mrs. Emma Kemp.
A copy of the latest 'Keeping Children safe in Education' is available from the office. It is available under a tab on our school.
In an emergency please can 01274 437 500. Bradford safeguarding board.
Governance member With Responsibility For Safeguarding: Anna Whitaker
Signs and Symptoms of Potential Abuse
We expect all members of our school community to remain vigilant to the signs and symptoms of potential abuse and report any concerns to our Designated Safeguarding Leads. There are 4 main categories of abuse to be aware of;
In addition to these 4 areas, the following Safeguarding issues are also high on our agenda:
The Prevent Duty (Radicalisation & Extremism)
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Children Missing From Education (CME)