Safeguarding

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:

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Health and Safety
  • Curriculum
  • 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.

Sexual harassment

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.

Peer on peer 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

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.

Domestic Violence

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, Safer Leeds provide additional support.  Please go to:  www.leedsdomesticviolenceandabuse.co.uk

Online Safety

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.

 

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: