Safeguarding

School Safeguarding

All staff at The Calder Learning Trust receive annual safeguarding training at the beginning of the academic year. They also have regular updates regarding safeguarding procedures and policies in staff meetings and through staff newsletters and complete online learning modules throughout the year.
All staff have read our policies and procedures and part one of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022)

Our Safeguarding and Welfare Officers are Mr Nathan Pollard and Ms Dawn Bailey

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Taylor (Secondary) and  Mrs Lambert (Primary)

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Kennedy (Primary)

Mrs Pickup (Primary) and Mrs Mason (Secondary) are also trained. 

If you ever have any concerns regarding the safety of a child please contact Mr Taylor: ataylor@calderlearningtrust.com or  Mrs Lambert: klambert@calderlearningtrust.com

Alternatively you can speak to our Chair of Governors, please email primary@calderlearningtrust.com (primary) or parentenquiry@calderlearningtrust.com (secondary) and address your email FAO Mrs Jean Bradbury.

Our safeguarding policies and procedures can be found on our policies page

Reporting a safeguarding concern


To report safeguarding concerns about a pupil please email ataylor@calderlearningtrust.com or klambert@calderlearningtrust.com

When concerns are reported about a child, they will be received by our Safeguarding Team who will investigate where appropriate. The Safeguarding Team will respond within one working school day.

Should you need to speak to someone urgently, please call Children’s Social Care Multi-Agency Screening Team (MAST) on 01422 393336. If a child is in immediate danger, please do not delay - call the police on 999.

Child on Child Abuse 

Child on Child abuse is most likely to include, but may not be limited to:

Bullying (including cyberbullying, prejudice-based and discriminatory bullying)
Physical abuse such as hitting, kicking, shaking, biting, hair pulling or otherwise causing physical harm (this may include an online element, which facilitates, threatens and/or encourages physical abuse)
Abuse in intimate relationships between peers
Sexual violence and sexual harassment
Causing someone to engage in sexual activity without consent
Upskirting, which typically involves taking a picture under a person’s clothing without their permission
Consensual and non-consensual sharing of nude and semi-nude images and/or videos (also known as sexting or youth produced sexual imagery)
Initiation/hazing type violence and rituals, which could include activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group, and may also include an online element

This is explained in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022.

Pupils are taught about age-appropriate elements of Child on Child Abuse in PSHE lessons (which include Relationships and Sex Education) through the Primary and Secondary phases. Please see our PSHE plans for full details. You can find these here

Our Behaviour Policy outlines the measures in place across Calder Learning Trust to prevent all forms of bullying. Our Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Procedures and Anti-Bullying Policy also include the procedures and clear sanctions we have in place to minimise the risk of child on child abuse.

We take all reports seriously and staff are trained to challenge inappropriate behaviours by, for example:

  • Making clear that sexual violence and sexual harassment is not acceptable, will never be tolerated and is not an inevitable part of growing up
  • Not tolerating or dismissing sexual violence or sexual harassment as ‘banter’, ‘part of growing up’, ‘just having a laugh’ or ‘boys being boys’

If you have any concerns about peer-on-peer abuse, please report this using the Sharp App or the contact details above. 

Online Safety

Keeping your children safe online is an ever changing problem for parents. Please follow this link to look at ways you can help keep your children safe online. As a school we are seeing a rise in the number of issues based around social media and would encourage parents to talk to their children about this. These guides can be useful: 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides

USEFUL LINKS

https://www.childline.org.uk/
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

LGBTQ
http://www.identitylgbtgroup.com/
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/
http://gids.nhs.uk/


Drugs/Alcohol
http://www.lifeline.org.uk/looking-for-help/

Emotional Wellbeing
http://www.noahsarkcentre.org.uk/
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
https://www.relate.org.uk/

Young Carers
http://www.youngcarer.com/

Radicalisation/Extremism
http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/crime-prevention-and-community-safety/prevent
https://cscp.org.uk/resources/radicalisation-and-extremism-resources/

ONLINE APPS

Snapchat

Snapchat offers users the ability to share images/videos, which it calls ‘snaps’. The snap is shared and then disappears after a few seconds. Snapchat also allows users to share Snapchat Stories: these are snaps that are shared in a sequence across a 24 hour period.
Snapchat provides a reporting function here
Users are able to block other users.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a messaging service where users can share pictures, text or videos. These can be shared with one person or multiple users.
WhatsApp encourages users to report problematic content, however, they advise that they generally do not have the contents of messages available to them. This can limit their ability to verify the report and take action.
Please see instructions on how to report here
Users are able to block other users here

Instagram

Instagram is a picture and video sharing app which allows users to share images, make comments and
post messages.
Instagram provides a reporting function here
Users are able to block other users.

Facebook

Facebook is a social network which allows users to create a profile, share images, videos and messages.
Facebook provides a reporting function here:

Social reporting
This offers users the ability to contact other users directly to ask them to take something down that does not necessarily breach Facebook’s terms of service. In some cases the young person may not feel comfortable in contacting the person directly so they can use the report flow to enable another trusted person to help them – e.g. a teacher, friend, parent.
Public reporting
Users who do not have a Facebook account are able to report directly to Facebook using the link above and completing the form.
Users are able to block other users.

YouTube

YouTube allows users to watch, create and share videos. Users can create their own YouTube account, make playlists and create their own channel. Users are also able to comment on other users’ channels.
YouTube provides a reporting function here
Users can report an individual video, a channel or a comment on a video. Only account holders can make reports
on YouTube.

Google

The “right to be forgotten” ruling allows the public to request the removal of search results that they feel link to outdated or irrelevant information about themselves on a country-by-country basis. Users are able to complete a form to highlight what content they wish to be removed. Users have to specify why the content applies to them and why it is unlawful so the exact URLs relating to the search results need to be referenced. See here