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Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve


Statement of Safeguarding

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve


Gildersome Primary School recognises that safeguarding encompasses the duties of child protection and promoting the rights and welfare of children. As such, it is:

  • Everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children
  • Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play
  • Everyone working with children maintains an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ (Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2023).

And we believe:

  • Schools can contribute to the prevention of abuse.
  • All children have the right to be protected from harm.
  • Children need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse.
  • Children need to be safe and feel safe in school.

As such, our staff always remain vigilant to ensure that we keep our children safe. Staff may speak to you about any concerns they have at any time. This is the school’s statutory duty. We appreciate your cooperation and support with this

The full policy can be viewed on the school’s website and is updated annually.

The Child Protection Team

The Designated Safeguarding lead person for Gildersome Primary is Mrs C Hoyle (Head Teacher).      

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads for Gildersome Primary are Mr G Wright (Learning Mentor), Mrs L Longley (Deputy Head) Ms IIlott (Senco) and Ms Roclawski (Phase Leader).   

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Emily Dufton

other adults in school 

All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand the key safeguarding documents and policies and to act within accordance of the policy at all times. This expectation is explained in the Staff Handbook, the Staff Code of Conduct and in the visitors' ‘Staying Safe’ leaflet. (Available at the school office)

All adults in school are expected to read the DfE booklet: 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' and 'Annexe A'.  This is revised and read on an annual basis.  They also read the 'Safer Working Practice Guidance'; the school Child Protection Policy; the school Whistleblowing Policy; the Behaviour and Discipline Policy and the guidance on 'Children Missing in Education'.  In 2020 there was  a new document released called 'When to call the Police' which all staff have read and understood.   In 2021 a new DfE document about Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment has also been included.  Staff are required to sign to say they have read and understood these documents on an annual basis.

All volunteers are subject to strict vetting procedures to ensure that they are safe to work with children.

Our staff are kept up to date on a regular basis through notices and one minute guides.


All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies and to act within accordance of the policy at all times. This expectation is displayed on the school’s staff noticeboard, as explained in the staff Handbook and in the visitors ‘Welcome’ leaflet. (Available to visitors at reception)

Other information 

There is 'Child' friendly' document available in school for children to access and read called 'Staying Safe at Gildersome Primary School'

Further information about safeguarding children in Leeds can be found on the Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership website:

Additional information about the Prevent Strategy in Leeds can be found here

policies and procedures