Our prime responsibility as a school is to ensure that all children are safe. Safeguarding can be defined as:
‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully’.
Morley Victoria Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff, governors and volunteers. We also work closely with the Children’s Centre to support families with children under 5.
We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become:
- Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
- Confident, well-rounded individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Responsible citizens who will make a positive contribution, both socially and economically, to society.
This is best achieved when we all work together to support the development of the whole child. We pride ourselves on knowing not just about our children’s learning, but about them and their families as individuals and valued members of our school and community.
We actively support the Government's Prevent agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
The Designated Safeguarding lead personnel for Morley Victoria Primary are:
Mrs J Britton (Head Teacher)
Mrs J Grayston (Emotional Health and Well- being Manager for KS2)
Mrs S Gilbertson (Early Years Liaison Manager for KS1).
All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies and to act within accordance of the policy at all times. This expectation is displayed on the school’s staff noticeboard, as explained in the Staff Handbook and in the visitors ‘Welcome’ leaflet. (Available to visitors at the school office)
All adults in school are expected to read the DfE booklet: Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Further information about safeguarding children in Leeds can be found on the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board website: www.leedslscb.org.uk
Safeguarding events this year:
- Fire hydrant Training
- Child Protection Training
- CEOP Training
- LGBT Training
- Data Protection
Protecting Children from Extremism You may well be aware that the Government launched a new website this week, 'educate against hate' The website is very informative with a particular section for parents. This can be viewed at the link below and is well worth a look. If you have any concerns please contact the school.