Everyone working in or for our school service shares 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 setting, and
- 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 setting’
Whitcliffe Mount School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all of its students. Each student’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that they may exhibit concerning behaviours and at times this may impact on other children either directly or indirectly. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our students.
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To view our Safeguarding policy click here.
Safeguarding concerns in the event of school closure
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child please contact:
Kirklees Children's Services: 01484 456848 (9am - 5pm)
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 or visit their website for further information/advice https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/
Contact details for our school Safeguarding Leads can be found on the 'Contact Us' page listed under Wellbeing Support Team.