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Safeguarding and Prevent

Safeguarding is EVERYBODY’S responsibility

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

You can talk to any member of staff in school if you are worried about a child.  Our school does have special members of staff trained to deal with concerns and worries. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and are Miss Briggs, Mrs Berry or Mrs Weston.

Picture 1 Miss Philippa Briggs - Senior DSL
Picture 2 Mrs Claire Berry
Picture 3 Mrs Nicola Weston

We have a duty of care to everyone in our community. There are also legal obligations on schools to ensure they do keep everyone safe; Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016) supports schools to do this. It states the main types of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual and neglect as well as specific safeguarding issues such as: bullying, children missing in education, female genital mutilation (FGM), drugs, domestic abuse, mental health and child sexual exploitation (CSE) along with other specific issues.   


Lead in school – Claire Berry

Staff should prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting, be able to recognise vulnerabilities to radicalisation and know where to go to seek further help.


Together we should:

Ideologies – Respond to the ideological challenges we face from those supporting terrorism.

Individuals – Provide support and advice to vulnerable individuals, preventing them from being drawn into terrorism.

Institutions – Work with educational and other institutions to address the risk of radicalisation and violent extremism.

The British Values help to underpin what this means in practice, the link below will take you to our British Values page.

Safeguarding also links very closely with well-being and E-safety. Please see the links below for more information.

Please find a link below which will take you to our policies, including those relevant to Safeguarding.

Any emergency school closure will be reported via the Calderdale Council website ( which is shared with The Pulse radio.