The Governing Body and staff of Great Preston C of E Primary School take as our first priority the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils, to minimise risk and to work together with other agencies to ensure rigorous arrangements are in place within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm and to keep them safe and secure whilst in our care.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead in school is: Mrs Val Law
Designated staff for Child Protection are: Mrs Kirsty Winfield
Designated governor for Child Protection is: Miss Scarlett Elliott
Designated CLA lead: Mrs Val Law
Our safeguarding and child protection policy can be viewed in the policy section of the website or parents on request.
Do you have concerns about the safety of a child?
Members of the public should call Children’s Social Work Services during office hours (9.00am – 5.00pm) on 0113 2224403.
If you think a child is immediate danger call the police on 999 out of office hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays).
We know this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone, especially for adults and children living with domestic abuse and the professionals working hard to support them.
There is support available to help you through this time. You can still:
- call the police on 999 in an emergency (press 55 after the emergency number if you're in danger and not able to speak for help)
- find accommodation from Leeds Housing Options or Leeds Domestic Violence Service if you are a victim of domestic abuse and need to escape
- find a safe place to stay with social distancing in place to protect you
telephone or webchat for support
Recognising the signs that a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health can be really difficult.
Here's a list of advice, further information and support services to help you support a child or young person who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.
NSPCC - Advice for parents worried about a child's mental health - Advice on how to talk to your child about their mental health and recognising the signs that they might be struggling. Noticing the difference between anxiety, stress and long term depression.
NHS - Spotting signs of depression in children and teenagers
Mental Health Foundation - A guide for parents and carers to help children understand, protect and sustain their mental health and top tips for how you can support your child's mental health.
MindEd is an online e-portal offering free, simple advice to help adults identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues. Although it's aimed at professionals, parents and carers may also find the information helpful.
This website provides a variety of resources specifically for parents and carers.
Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership
A range of safeguarding information and links can be found for parents/ carers by clicking the link below.