Sharp Lane 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.
At Sharp Lane Primary School, we promote a love of learning within a safe and happy school, in which every person matters. 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 local community.
The Senior Designated Safeguarding lead person for Sharp Lane Primary School is Mrs Rachel Harrison. Should Mrs Harrison not be available, Mrs Z. Smith is the deputy safeguarding lead.
The Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Mrs R. Harrison, Mrs Z. Smith, Mrs R. White, Mrs A. White, Miss J. Thompson.
All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies and to act within accordance of the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policy at all times. This expectation is displayed on the school’s staff noticeboard, as explained in the staff Handbook.
It’s important for parents/ carers to check that any sports club or activity that their child attends has their child’s safety as its priority. Even if the club seems professional, there are questions that parents and carers should ask to make sure that they have all the necessary safeguarding measures in place.
A leaflet has been created to help parents and carers ask the relevant questions, please click on the link below:
Should you have questions or concerns about a missing child, please see the link below. This will share advice from West Yorkshire Police on how to deal with this situation.
West Yorkshire Police Advice on Missing Persons
We are a digital school, please see the information below for more details about keeping children safe online and improving your knowledge of technology and its uses.
Domestic Violence Notifications
There is a process in place to provide early reporting on any domestic violence incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child in school.
School will be informed of these incidents of domestic violence that have happened overnight.
The designated member of the school staff will use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible for our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Please see the weblink below for further information about Prevent.