Its ‘Children First’ at Heathfield Primary and Nursery School and we embrace our role in promoting the welfare of children in our care.
We have a large safeguarding team. These are the members of staff who can be spoken to if anyone has a concern about one of our pupils or families.
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Miss Parmiter – Learning Mentor – Kersall Drive Campus
Each month the Designated Safeguarding Team meet to discuss any active cases. It is a shared professional discussion to ensure we, as a school, are contributing to the support in place for our families. This may involve discussions with other professionals during our attendance at Social Care led meetings.
Mr Fullwood – Executive Headteacher – is also trained as a DSL and acts in a supervision role in our meetings for the DSL and deputies. His experience is invaluable to advise and challenge all decision making; keeping children at the centre of our decisions and discussions.
Mr Fullwood, Miss Dickens and Miss Papp (Governor role) hold relevant ‘Safer Recruitment’ accreditation.