Safeguarding and Child Protection
5 February - Please be aware that there have been reports of a man in his late 20s wearing a black beanie hat and black waterproof following and approaching 12 year old girls in the Allerton Grange, Lidgett Lane and Harrogate Road area. The incidents have been reported to the police. Please take extra care to stay safe.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Please use the information on these Safeguarding pages for support, including online resources on Mental Health, Counselling and information about Food Banks.
Online Safety Leaflet - COVID 2021 (click to open pdf)
Domestic Violence Support (click for useful information)
House Party App - Safeguarding Alert (click to find out more)
Zoom videoconferencing - Safeguarding Alert (click to find out more)
Allerton Grange School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We believe all staff, volunteers and visitors have an important role to play in child protection. The School is committed to fulfilling local and national responsibilities as outlined in the School’s Child Protection Policy which follows the guidance provided by the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).
As a school, we are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children, including notifying parents of new technology which is easily accessible to our young students and may be open to misuse from sexual predators. Whilst our intention is not to alarm anyone, the more knowledge we have, the more vigilant we can be to ensure the safety of our students.
Staff in school follow the Department for Education’s statutory guidance which can be found in the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ document (updated September 2018 – see link below).
In school, all staff who work with young people are trained on the key elements of good Safeguarding practice and this is updated throughout the school year. We also have a dedicated team of staff who lead on Safeguarding in school (see Other Key Links in Contact Us).
Our students are always encouraged to support and look after themselves and one another, but we also ensure that they are taught about key ‘Society Needs’ through the PSHE curriculum. In these lessons they learn about essential topics which will further promote their safety and wellbeing. Some are listed here:
- Sex and Relationships
- Cyber Bullying and Staying Safe Online
- Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
- Extremism and the importance of Tolerance
- Families and Relationships
- Health and Hygiene
Useful information for parents:
The Screen Time Diet: Helping Your Teen Find the Balance with Tech
Social Media Safeguarding Alerts
Prevent - Safety Leaflet June 2020
Leeds Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Violence and Abuse
If you have any queries or concerns around Safeguarding of Child Protection issues, please contact one of the Safeguarding Team and we will be happy to help
View our Child Protection Policy
Leeds Money Information Centre
Online Counselling and Wellbeing Support
Free, safe and anonymous support for young people:
PSHE and Mental Health Support
Guidance from the Leeds City Council Health and Wellbeing Service with lots of useful links.
Leeds Young Carers Support Service
Leeds Young Carers Support Service website
! April 2020 - Please note that due to the current circumstances and the service not being able to offer the full range of support activity, the webpage refers to the following reduced package of support:
• Support to young carers and their families who are already open to the service
• Information, advice and guidance to practitioners and families via phone, webpage and video links