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Safeguarding

At Netherhall Learning Campus Primary Phase the senior members of staff and Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are Miss Carrie Green, Co Headteacher, Mrs Karen Coates, Deputy Head, Ms Zoe Lowe, Deputy Headteacher and Mrs Sue Lockwood, Safeguarding Officer.

Safeguarding

All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers, are provided with the Netherhall Learning Campus safeguarding guidelines and policy and are informed of the safeguarding arrangements on induction.

All staff share an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our school;
  • identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school.

All staff and governors at the Netherhall Learning Campus Primary Phase undertake training on safeguarding children that enables them to fulfil their responsibilities in respect of child protection effectively. The training is refreshed on a regular basis to keep staff knowledge and skills up to date.

All staff follow the West Yorkshire Consortium Safeguarding Children Procedures which are consistent with 'Keeping Children Safe in Education', 2015, and 'Working Together to Safeguard Children', 2015, statutory guidances, and 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused', 2015, advice for practitioners. Through their day-to-day contact with students, staff have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe. Parents and carers should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may be at risk, the school is required, as a part of local safeguarding procedures, to report their concerns to Referral and Response immediately.

Click here to view our Safeguarding Policy.

 

The Prevent Agenda

From 1st July 2015, all schools must have a due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and/or violent extremism; this duty is known as the Prevent Duty.

Click here to download the advice for schools and childcare providers:
The Prevent Duty, June 2015, DFE

What is Prevent?

Prevent is one element of the Home Office's Counter Terrorism Strategy. A team of staff work across Kirklees as part of the Prevent strategy and to support schools.

The 4 Ps:

  • Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks
  • Protect: strengthen the UK’s protection against a terrorist attack
  • Prepare: where a terrorist attack cannot be stopped, mitigate its impact
  • Prevent: the prevent agenda

“Prevent provides a template for challenging extremist ideas and terrorist actions”

The Prevent Strategy

This aims to prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The three key themes (the 3 I’s) are:

  • Ideologies: respond the ideological challenge we face from those supporting terrorism
  • Individuals: provide support and advice to vulnerable individuals, preventing them from being drawn into terrorism
  • Institutions: work with Universities, colleges and schools to address the risk of radicalisation and violent extremism

The Role of Prevent and Education

All staff at Netherhall Learning Campus and the Governors have completed Prevent Training and are scheduled to complete WRAP (Working to Raise Awareness of Prevent) Training during this academic year. All staff are confident about the referral process in school if they suspect a student is being radicalised or drawn into extremist behaviour.

All students have completed assemblies and further in-class activities based on the Prevent agenda that has outlined to them all what action to take if they have any concerns about anyone and who they should speak to at school if they suspect someone is at risk of radicalisation.

The Prevent agenda is part of the British Values and SMSC work that is taking place at Netherhall Learning Campus, and students regularly discuss the main aspects of our British Values, and how they fit with our Core Values at Netherhall:

  • Democracy
  • Mutual Respect
  • Positive Behaviour for Learning (Rule of Law)
  • Honesty (Individual Liberty)
  • Tolerance

The new counter terrorism bill places a statutory duty on schools to help prevent young people being radicalised:

“Frontline staff should understand Prevent, be able to recognise vulnerabilities
to radicalisation and know where to get to seek further help “

Home Office, December 2014


Other duties on schools include:

  • effective partnership working with other local agencies, eg. LSCB, police, health, etc.
  • information sharing
  • maintaining appropriate records
  • assessing local risk of extremism (including Far Right extremism)
  • demonstrating they are protecting children
  • developing clear protocols for visiting speakers
  • safeguarding policies that take account of LSCB policies and procedures
  • training staff to give them knowledge and confidence
  • ensuring there are robust ICT protocols that filter out extremist materials
  • school buildings must not be used to give a platform to extremists

Reporting Safeguarding Issues

If you have any issues relating to child protection please contact:

Mrs Sue Lockwood (Safeguarding Officer)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
01484 226601/300080
lockwoods@nlconline.org.uk

Miss Carrie Green (Co-Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
01484 226601/300080
greenc@nlconline.org.uk

Mrs Karen Coates (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
01484 226601
coatesk@nlconline.org.uk

Ms Zoe Lowe (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
01484 300080
lowez@nlconline.org.uk


Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board: 
www.kirkleessafeguardingchildren.co.uk

If you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being you should call and speak to someone at one of the following numbers:

Referral and Response (Duty Social Worker):
01484 456848

Kirklees Emergency Duty Team (Out of office hours)
01484 414933

NSPCC Helpline:
0808 800 5000
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk
Text: 88858 (free service)

West Yorkshire Police Child Protection Units
01924 431134

Other Useful contacts:
Keeping Children Safe
Anti Bullying Alliance
KidScape
ChildLine
NSPCC
Forced Marriage
DFE
Guidance Document - Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline
0800 028 3550
fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk


online Safety for Parents and Students

Our students are regularly updated with comprehensive e-safety guidance throughout their experience at the Netherhall Learning Campus Schools. We deliver key messages via our e-safety lessons as part of the Computing curriculum. All subjects reinforce these messages throughout the curriculum ensuring that our pupils apply their knowledge of safe and discriminating online behaviours.

Assemblies are also used as key opportunities to update students on e-safety, share concerns and celebrate the positives of online life. Our Computing Lead, Michaela Hainsworth, is an accredited CEOP Ambassador and has attended a number of CEOP training events; this information is cascaded to staff and, age-appropriately, to pupils.

The school has a secure network and Computing facilities that filter our internet and email systems to ensure pupils are safe when using the school's ICT systems, implemented alongside a robust acceptable use policy.  

We are committed to raising e-safety awareness amongst our students and it is an integral part of our safeguarding profile. The CEOP and ThinkUKnow links below provide further e-safety advice should you require this. Other useful Online Safety links are also listed below.

If you would like further information, please contact Sue Lockwood at school.

To help keep staff, students and parents aware of E Safety issues, NLC has subscribed to the E Safety News and Information Service.


Useful Links for Parents and Pupils

Reporting abuse, and resources for parents at CEOP
http://ceop.police.uk/

CEOP's YouTube Channel
CEOP Videos

ThinkUKnow
www.thinkuknow.co.uk

NSPCC Online Safety Resources and Share Aware Videos
NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online

BBC Stay Safe Internet Survival Guide
BBC Stay Safe

Introductory Guide to Social Media Messaging Applications
Guide to Messaging Applications

 

Report an E Safety Issue

If you are concerned about any issues regarding Online Safety, please report this via the CEOP website http://ceop.police.uk/. Alternatively, you can contact Sue Lockwood at the school.

 

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HD5 9NT

Tel: 01484 300080
Fax: 01484 300080
juniors@nlconline.org.uk

About the NLC

Netherhall Learning Campus consists of four schools, covering the full age and ability range from 3 – 19 years, each with its own distinctive ethos; each with its own individual identity and each catering to the specific needs of its students.

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