Seeking support against Domestic Violence during the school closure
Instances of domestic violence have increased markedly during lockdown, however support is available. Please see the Safer Leeds website, or click here for support. You can also see our safeguarding page for advice and support during the closure period. This also includes support if you are experiencing and domestic violence.
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 our Online Safety Zone and Information and 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
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.
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.
If you would like further support or information about domestic violence and abuse please go to www.leedsdomesticviolenceandabuse.co.uk.
You can also visit the Safer Leeds website for help and advice.
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: