"Safeguarding is everyone’s business – So never ever do nothing.”
(A combination of two quotes by Lord Laming following the death of Victoria Climbie)
Mill Lane Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All Kirklees schools, including Mill Lane 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 Duty and Assessment 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. The school’s safeguarding policy is available on request.
All staff appointed to Mill Lane School are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
All staff have been trained in Safeguarding procedures. The training includes understanding what is meant by: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect and how to recognise signs of the above. Staff have also been trained in what to do if they suspect abuse, or if abuse is disclosed to them. All disclosure or suspicions of abuse are reported to the Designated Senior Person (DSP), Miss C Barlow, In her absence, referrals are made to Miss A Eddings, Miss A Massarella or Mrs B Ottewell, who are the Deputy Designated Senior People for safeguarding at Mill Lane Primary School. All referrals result in Miss Barlow, Miss Eddings, Miss Massarella or Mrs Ottewell following the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board procedures.
The school also has to follow guidelines on keeping children safe when they use the internet. The internet is such a valuable resource but poses so many potential threats to the safety and well-being of the person using it. Children are taught in school how to stay safe when using the internet.
If you have any concerns regarding Safeguarding please contact: Miss Barlow, Miss Eddings, Miss Massarella or Mrs Ottewell.
A copy of the school's safeguarding policy is available to view here or from the school office.