Designated Safeguarding Officer: Mrs. H. Woodgate (Deputy Headteacher)
Designated Safeguarding Lead Team: Mrs V Vaughan, Mrs K Grimshaw, Mrs Winter, Mrs R Rose, Mr Rose, Mrs Grainger (Communication Resource), Mrs Bradley (Communication Resource)
Learning Mentors: Mrs R Rose, Mr Rose
Mental Health Lead: Mrs Rose
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Natalie Dawson
To speak to one of our team, please contact school on 01977 651291. Thank you
Email addresses and contact details for all DSLs and the Safeguarding Governor are included in our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, which is found in the Key Internal and Statutory Documents
section at the bottom of this page.
There are lots of documents and links below, for specific areas.
Specific advice about E-Safety and Online Safety issues appears on the Parents Portal tab - E-Safety.
Child focused information about E-Safety/Online Safety and Mental Health appear on the Children's tab.
Return to School - March 2021
When the children returned to school on 8th March, we allowed additional time to talk, reminded children of safeguarding and behaviour information, did a survey of wellbeing (results below) and focused on meeting needs, both academic and pastoral.
Future in Minds
School works closely with Future in Minds (part of the CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) to provide emotional and mental health support to our pupils. Our local contacts are Gemma McIntosh and Shannon Evans. Each term, school discusses key children who would benefit from additional support, with the Future in Minds practitioner to gain advice, referrals and resources to support us in our work with these and other children. In future, these meetings will also include a representative from our local Children's First Hub to allow us to integrate more closely and offer support to include the wider family.
Additionally, each half term, Future in Minds work with targeted classes and they can also provide events for parents and carers. The presentation from the March event for parents and carers on dealing with children's emotional needs and mental health is attached.
Sadly, events we had planned during the second half of 2019/20, including on on transition to High School had to be cancelled due to the Covid restrictions, but these sessions will be rescheduled for 2020/21 along with others. If you have any ideas that you would like us to cover in future events, please let Mrs Woodgate know.
Resources for supporting those with suicidal thoughts
This page offers a summary of information aimed at parents and carers - see the Parents Portal/E-Safety for more useful sites and links.
Information aimed at children can be found on the Children's tab - E-Safety
Northfield Primary has signed up to the Safer School's app. This is a great resource with a huge base of knowledge and advice. It is very up to date and the weekly 1 minute videos give you a very quick overview of what has been in the news about online safety. It also links to the school website for access to policies, news, dates etc.
Code for parents and carers: 7440 once you have selected our school. If you only sign up to one thing - make it this one!
Events in School
Every week we have a Safeguarding Assembly - this sometimes includes the Picture News update, as well as visitors into school and celebrations of other National Events.
During the Covid restrictions, assemblies have had to stop. These are the areas that we covered in 2019/20 up until the Covid crisis. Whilst the restrictions continue, we will be using other ways to communicate important safeguarding information to the children.
Term 1 - we had assemblies on re-launching the Keeping You Safe board for children, updates on Safeguarding staff and the Wakefield Children's Charter, an introduction to Bobby Bear, the launch of the PSHE topics, Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference, Anti-Bullying assemblys to fit with National Anti-Bullying Week and to launch our updated policy, a series of assemblies on the risk of live streaming and feedback from our Children's Survey of Safety in school.
Partial Term 2 - E-Safety lessons shared via the Goldilocks - a hashtag cautionary tale story, the launch of the PSHE topic, Dreams and Goals, input on Railway Safety and launches for Children's Mental Health Week and Internet Safety Day.
Term 1 - restrictions continued so we have continued to brief children in class eg a safeguarding update on return to school.
In term 2, with some children back learning remotely, events have been done in classes and remotely eg E-Safety input via the Computing Curriculum and events for Safer Internet Day 2021 and mental health events/activities to mark Children's Mental Health Week in February 2021. Parents and carers have been kept updated with information about online safety and the Safer Schools app has continued to be publicised.
DSLs in school have access to the Police Partnership Intelligence Portal (PIP) to report or share any intelligence that doesn't need an immediate eg 999, response.
Children Vulnerable to Exploitation (CVE)
Including CCE (Child Crimination Exploitation, also known as 'County Lines')
Including CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation)