We have a duty to ensure children are safe. In school we do this by making sure that everyone who comes into the building is suitable for working with children. We also work hard to minimise risk in the grounds and building.
If we have concerns about the safety of any children we have a policy in school, parents are welcome to read this policy. It outlines how we deal with any issues when we think children may not be safe, including how we would act if we felt children were not safe at home.
All concerns are recorded and handed to a Designated senior person (DSP).
|The Designated Safeguarding Leaders in School. are:|
|Ms Mahmood||Head Teacher||DSL|
|Mrs Akhtar||Deputy Head Teacher||DSL|
|Miss Wilson||Pastoral Lead||DSL|
As a team we would decide how to deal with the concern. This would usually involve speaking to parents or people from other agencies such as health or social care.
If we feel a child is at risk of harm we would usually discuss this with parents. We then have a duty of care to report our concerns to the assessment team at social care.
There are posters around school that give more details about our safeguarding procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding please speak to one of the designated safeguarding leads above.
Carlton Junior and Infant School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All Kirklees schools, including Carlton Junior and Infant School, follow the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Pupil Referral and Response Unit and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Kirklees Safeguarding Children Procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.
As part of a range of work to tackle domestic violence and abuse Kirklees Children’s services, West
Yorkshire Police and schools across the area have developed a process to provide better support to
children affected by domestic violence. This is called Operation Encompass. The Kirklees process will involve notifying schools and educational establishments when one of their pupils has been present at an incident of domestic violence where the police have attended. This notification will be done the following morning- ideally before the start of the school day.
The purpose of the notification is not to duplicate or replace any safeguarding interventions that may occur as a result of the police intervention, but to provide information to schools so that they can better support the pupil the next day in whatever way is appropriate. The process will always be followed in conjunction with current safeguarding procedures and guidelines.
All outdoor provisions and equipment, school trips and local visits are fully risk assessed. These are completed through the Kirklees Evolve System. Mrs I Hussain is the Evolve lead and if you have any questions or queries, you can book an appointment to speak to Mrs Hussain via the school office.
At Carlton, we are working together to create a community that does not tolerate bullying of any kind. Therefore, we have created a Anti-Bullying Charter that will help us prevent and tackle any bullying.
Keeping children safe in education is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in
England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote
the welfare of children. Click the link below to read the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education Document.
Working Together to Safeguard Children is a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children’ is the government’s statutory guidance for all organisations and agencies who work with, or carry out work related to, children in the United Kingdom. You can read the guidance by clicking the link below.
Carlton Junior and Infant School
Upper Road, Dewsbury,
West Yorkshire, WF13 2DQ
Tel: 01924 325265
If you have any queries or require further information please contact school by email, telephone or letter and the office staff (Mrs O'Brien or Mrs Hussain) will be more than happy to help in any way they can.
Headteacher: Ms Mahmood
Chair of Governors: Mr A Afzal
SENCO: Miss E Hewitt