Reporting concerns about a child

Child Protection is one aspect of our safeguarding work.  We all have a duty to safeguard children and all staff and volunteers working in school have regular training and are familiar with the statutory guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018).  Staff are trained in the signs of abuse and are skilled at recognising these.  Any concerns are reported to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Jane Lowerson and she is ably supported by the Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Helen York, Mrs Sian Barton and Mrs Jo Parkin.  

Withinfields Primary School encourages all parents and carers to be vigilant to ensure that as a community we keep all our children safe.  If any parent or carer has concerns about their own child or another child, they should pass these on to Mrs Lowerson or one of her deputies.  If a parent or carer has a concern about the way in which a member of staff has behaved towards a child, these concerns should be discussed with the headteacher, Mrs Helen York.  If the concern is relating to the headteacher, the concerns should be shared with the Chair of Governors.

Further advice and information for children can be found on Calderdale's Safeguarding Children's Board's website: