Safeguarding and Child Protection
Safeguarding is paramount in every adult’s mind as we all want our children to live safe and happy childhoods. As the UN Convention of the Child states in Article 19, 34, 36, 37 and 39, we ensure the safety and well-being of our children is upheld through our safeguarding policies and procedures, safe recruitment and training of all staff, governors and volunteers. Our pupils are continually taught and encouraged to live healthy lifestyles and adopt safe practices through our PHSE and wider curriculum.
This is a sensitive area in which all staff receive regular training. Kippax Greenfield Primary School works with other services for children and families, particularly through the Brigshaw Learning Partnership Guidance and Support Team, to support the needs of all our children.
Our Safeguarding Team are: Mrs Pashley and Ms Beth Hartshorne (Headteachers) and Miss Holyoak (SENCo). Our named governor for child protection is Mrs Lackey. The child protection policy can be viewed on our School Policy page.
Kippax Greenfield Primary School is part of a project that is running jointly between schools and West Yorkshire Police. The project has been established to support children who are residents in households where there are incidents of domestic violence and abuse. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally hurt either by being present in the house or directly witnessing an incident of domestic violence.
The Domestic violence and abuse school notification project has been designed to provide confidential notification to schools on any incidents of domestic violence and abuse which occur within a child’s household that might have an impact on a child whilst they are in school.
We have a member of our school staff who is trained to allow them to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, and ensure 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 or abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils, and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you would like further support or information about domestic violence and abuse, please click here.
At Kippax Greenfield Primary School, we aim to eliminate discrimination, advance equality and foster good relations. We value and appreciate the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances, and we expect that discrimination is understood by all members of the community as completely unacceptable.
The school follows the General Public Sector Equality Duty and considers equality implications when developing and reviewing policies. We understand that PSED applies to all aspects of school life, which are to do with how the school treats its pupils, prospective and former pupils and their parents and carers; how it treats its employees and how it treats members of the local community. Further, we will not discriminate because of the characteristics or relationships a person has.
We actively seek to understand and promote equality in the context of our wider community, and we refer to local and national contexts when we review our practices. We also activel seek views from our pupils, partner schools and agencies, parents and carers, staff and groups in our local community.
Our Inclusion policy adheres to the Equality Act 2010. The protected characteristics it defines are: race and ethnicity; disability; sex; religion or belief; sexual orientation; pregnancy and maternity; and gender identity and reassignment.
Please find our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Equality statement in the School Policies section of this website.