Knowleswood Primary
School and Nursery

Part of the Cavendish and Knowleswood Federation

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Everyone at Knowleswood aims to keep children and young people safe, by contributing to providing a safe learning environment and by identifying those who are suffering, or likely to suffer significant harm. Staff are trained to take appropriate action, to make sure children are kept safe both at home and at school. Achieving these aims requires the school to have clear systems to:

  • prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people,
  • promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice,
  • identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare,
  • initiate/take appropriate action to keep them safe and contribute to effective partnership working between all those providing services for children and young people.

Designated Safeguarding Officers at Knowleswood

If a concern is raised linked to safeguarding at Knowleswood, it will be passed onto one of our named child protection officers:

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Clare Cosgrove – Head of School

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Leanne Truesdale – Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Julie Robinson – Community and Safeguarding Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Gareth Lloyd Assistant Head & SENDCo

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lisa Donoghue Attendance and Behavior Manager

Other named persons;

Noreen Dunn – Executive Headteacher

Bradford Safeguarding Children Board

If you are worried or concerned about anyone under 18, who you think is being abused or neglected, contact the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB). They understand:

  • That you may only be raising a concern
  • That you may be worried how this may impact you
  • That you may be worried how this may impact the child you are worried about

During office hours (8.30am-5pm Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm on Friday) call Children’s Social Services Initial Contact Point on 01274 437500

At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team on 01274 431010

If you have a reason to believe a child is at IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM, contact the police on 999


0808 800 5000 (Mon – Fri 8.00 – 8.00am – 10.00pm,  Weekends 9.00am – 6.00pm).


Online Safety

The internet, alongside iPads, mobile phones and other pieces of technology are an important part of everyday life for children and young people. Used correctly they are an exciting source of communication and information. All children at Knowleswood receive comprehensive teaching on online safety. We have clear scheme of work regarding online safety linked to our ICT curriculum and work with outside agencies to deliver specific teaching about certain aspects of online safety. For example, we work with West Yorkshire Police to deliver Social media training to all pupils in KS2. The social aspects of online safety are covered in our PSHE curriculum too. At school we also have themed events around online safety for example ‘Safer Internet Day.’