'Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.'
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Here at LEH we are committed to keeping our children and staff safe at all times.
Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at LEH Primary School we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our vision to inspire, nurture and challenge.
The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that this would not be in the child’s best interest.
Our staff undergo regular training and updates. Our external safeguarding audit in June 2023 showed that our provision was mostly good with aspects of outstanding. Our safeguarding governor, Faiza Rafique, comes into school regularly to monitor our processes and procedures. We are supported by the Brigshaw Cluster team: safeguarding is never done alone.
Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. The school is required to have a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to the DSL if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.
If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999. Otherwise contact Leeds Children's Social Work Services during office hours (9..00am - 5.00pm) on 0113 2224403
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be accessed here: POLICY
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Alex Vignes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr D. Edwards, email@example.com
If you have a concern about the headteacher, please contact the school office who will forward your email to the Chair of Governors, Clare Skinner.