Wykebeck Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which is available on our website and from the school office.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Anna Crowther-Riley (Deputy Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Georgina Sykes (Headteacher). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Miss Helen Richardson.
Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) is independently chaired and consists of three key agencies who collectively hold statutory responsibilities for safeguarding; the Local Authority (through Children and Families), Health (through NHS Leeds CCG Partnership) and West Yorkshire Police.
For concerns about a child, Children’s Social Work Services can be contacted during office hours (9.00am – 5.00pm) on 0113 2224403. If you think a child is immediate danger call the police on 999 out of office hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays).
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life, we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc. and where practical a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.
We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the school office to discuss how this can be best achieved.
We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the school office.