Fiona Cullivan-Ward Head Teacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sarah Wensley Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Helen Lombard Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Emma Evans Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads in School are available throughout the week to listen to any concerns or worries you have about your family or another family. It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children, please always share any information. No piece of information is too small. If school is closed and you are worried, please call 01484 414933.
Operation Encompass is a link that schools have with the police. If the police attend your house for domestic violence and the child is present, the police will inform school before 9am the next day. We will ring / speak to you and check that you are OK.
If you are experiencing domestic violence (this can be emotional, verbal or physical) talk to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads, we can help support you and signpost you to services that can help.
You can find out more about Operation Encompass below:
Please find all of our Safeguarding Policies including our School Attendance Policy here
Attendance and Safeguarding
Attendance and Safeguarding:
If your child does not arrive at school we will follow the below 11-point plan
First-Day Calling Procedure (in line with Kirklees Safeguarding Board Guidance)
- Class registers completed and saved
- Late children checked against registers if recorded separately
- Absence calls listened to/attendance emails checked
- First day text sent to first name on contact list within half an hour of school start time asking for response
- If no response to text call first name on contact list within 45 minutes of school start time
- Ring down contact list until reply is received, ensuring where possible that someone from outside of the family home has been contacted
- If no reply send second text and email to first and second contacts on list
- Alert Head Teacher that this child is absent and no contact has been made within an hour of school start time
- Head Teacher to risk assess the current level of concern and consider whether circumstances warrant a home visit
- Home visit to be made following decision at 9, where possible by school staff or any other agency involved with the child: School Staff will do home visits by midmorning
- Contact Police to initiate a “safe and well” check if all other stages have been completed and there is still no contact regarding the absent child. This should be done using the 101 number. School will call the police as this is in line with Kirklees Safeguarding advice.
A copy of the West Yorkshire Police truancy policy can be found here.
Click here to find more information about online safety at Littletown and our advice for parents.
We teach our children at Littletown about how to stay safe in the real world and online. We have a carefully planned PSHE curriculum that includes the teaching of safeguarding. Please click here to view the curriculum.
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