Encouraging children to live healthy lifestyles and adopt safe practices is embedded in our school ethos and teaching.
Policies are in place to ensure that there is a consistent approach to practices throughout the school. Please see policies page, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy for further details.
If the policy you require is not listed, please contact the school office team who will be happy to help.
We recognise that adults have a tremendous impact on young children and with this in mind adults at Talbot Primary School:
- are good role models for children
- enjoy their work and working with children
- are conscientious and hard-working
- recognise and value strengths in each other and use these to benefit everyone
- work within the agreed policies of the school
- promote a happy, caring and safe school
- encourage children to think for themselves, ask questions and find answers
- challenge and support children in their learning
Please click here for a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
If you’re worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused, click here.
As a school we also rigorously support Safeguarding and Child Protection and ensure effective procedures are in place throughout school, some of which are listed below:
- Health and Safety
- Online Safety (including Social Media)
- Safer Recruitment and selection
Safer recruitment and selection
We take this very seriously at Talbot Primary. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Governors and the school ensure that all staff new to the school and volunteers who work in school on a regular basis undertake a DBS check and full references are acquired before the person takes up post.
We recognise that sexual violence and/or sexual harassment can happen anywhere including educational settings. Where concerns of sexual violence or sexual harassment are witnessed, disclosed or reported to the school (including those that have happened outside of school) the concern will be taking seriously and in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Child on child abuse
Keeping within the DfE guidance on sexual violence and harassment, at Talbot we ensure that our preventative curriculum continually ensures children are taught about safeguarding, including how to stay safe online. Our ‘You, Me and PSHE’ spiral curriculum also covers, in an age appropriate and inclusive way themes such as: healthy and respectful relationships, what respectful behaviour looks like, consent, gender roles, stereotypes, equality, body image, prejudiced behaviour and sexual violence.
Our PSHE approach is whole school and starts in Nursery and Reception. It complements policies like our Behaviour, Relationships and Mindmate and draws upon additional resources such as Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) resources . Childnet and the NSPCC’s ‘Speak out stay safe’ programme. These include videos, toolkits and activities that can be used in lessons and assemblies or shared with parents.
Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into radicalisation. At Talbot Primary, we fundamentally engender and nurture a culture of mutual respect and understanding through our curriculum. Our PHSE, RE and Computing curriculum and Assembly programme regularly teach these tenets. Essentially, by knowing our children, we know how to support them. As parents, you may find the following link from on how to support your child at home useful. Please click here.
We work closely with West Yorkshire Police to support children who live in households where there are incidents of domestic violence and abuse. Confidential information is provided 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. A member of the school staff (Mrs Jenkins), is trained to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, so that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. At Talbot Primary we aim to offer the best possible support to our children and we believe this is beneficial for all those involved. This support is outlined in our DV notification letter.
If you would like further support or information about domestic violence and abuse, Safer Leeds provide additional support. Please go to: www.leedsdomesticviolenceandabuse.co.uk. The Leeds Safeguarding Children's Partnership (LSCP) also provide information and support. Click here for more information and how to access help.
Online safety is an essential part of our teaching and learning. This is in direct compliance with the key requirements of the DfE’s Teaching Online Safety in schools programme and associated Education for a Connected World documents. Please click here for a copy of our Computing and Online Safety Policy.
It is hard sometimes to keep up with an ever-changing Online world, so we have summarised a few websites that may be helpful if and when you need advice as a parent or carer:
- The Anti-Bullying Alliance: advice on cyber-bullying and how to stay safe online
- The UK Council for Child Internet Safety: advice on using social media
- Childnet: advice on how to talk about the use of the internet at home
- For useful current articles on e-safety, including Snapchat, please see the advice offered on Parent Info.
- Safer Internet Organisation: practical advice for parents and carers
- The NSPCC have some excellent advice too. We particualrly recommend two videos. The first looks at the topic of live streaming and video platforms: click here. The second looks at Chat Apps, such as WhatsApp, Kik and Telegram and advice on safety settings: click here
Please do take a few moments to read and understand the acceptable use agreements sent home so that you can support your child at home too, If you are worried about your child's use of technology, or that of another, please do get in touch with a member of the safeguarding team.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of safeguarding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our safeguarding team members: