Keeping children safe is of the utmost importance to everyone at Headlands. Safeguarding is an umbrella term and involves issues such as child protection, safe recruiting, safety matters relating to the school building and all health and safety procedures in school. We follow the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board procedures and the school’s Safeguarding Policy which is available from school or from the link below.

All Staff have been trained in child protection procedures and any volunteers or students complete an on-line safeguarding training course prior to commencing their placement. Mrs Cocker is the Designated Safeguarding Leader and if you have any concerns regarding this subject please do not hesitate to contact her. Children regularly receive guidance on e-safety and anti–bullying. Please would you remind the children that there are many adults in school, including class teachers and teaching assistants, that they can talk to if they have any worries or concerns.

We follow the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board’s procedures and all policies related to safeguarding are available on our school website. All staff in school have received appropriate safeguarding training.

If you have any safeguarding concerns related to a member of staff or pupil in our school please seek advice from one of the DSLs;

Mrs Cowling, Mrs Drummond or Mrs Cocker

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass ensures there is a simple phone call or notification, to a trained member of school staff, before a child arrives in school. The call or notification is triggered by police recently attending the child’s home or being involved in a domestic abuse incident, that the child has experienced.

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.