At Darrington CE Primary School we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Ofsted, November 2019, said that:
"The arrangements for safeguarding are effective."
"Leaders have established a vigilant and caring ethos in the school. Staff receive regular and appropriate training. They can recognise the signs that a pupil is at risk of harm. Staff are confident to report any concerns. Leaders follow up concerns rigorously and swiftly. Leaders accurately record concerns and the actions taken.
They seek support from external agencies when required so that pupils get the help that they need."
"Pupils learn to keep themselves safe, including when working online. Leaders know the risks that exist in the local area. Pupils learn about these risks through assemblies and special lessons. Leaders make strong links with local community agencies, such as the police."
If you have concerns about any child at our school, please speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.
School designated safeguarding leads
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs L Ranby (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mr C Lunn (Deputy Headteacher)
Early Years Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs R Beckett (EYFS Leader)
Mrs G Fletcher
CONTACT US: 01977 232320
local contact details
Advice for Parents and Carers:
Social Care Direct
Phone: 0345 8503 503
Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)
Local Early Help
Pontefract and Knottingley Early Help Hub
Phone: 01977 722451
Designated Officer (LADO)
JPyett@wakefield.gov.uk 01977 722921 or 01977 722926
NSPCC Primary Schools Service
Michelle Poucher, Area Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org 07834 498 354
Prevent Police Officer
PC Gary Blezard
CSE Police Team
Child Missing Education Officers
Francesca Hunter email@example.com 01924 307449
George Sykes firstname.lastname@example.org 01924 3037395
Virtual Head for LAC
email@example.com 01924 307391
Safeguarding Advisor for Education
links and resources for parents and carers