We have a team of Designated Safeguarding leads within school. This is to ensure that we are able to meet the need of all our pupils and support families through a proactive approach.

DSL - Jenna Port

DSL & Family Engagement Lead - Kym Lockett

DSL & Family Engagement Lead (PT) - Holly Balding

DSL & Family Engagement Lead (PT) - Leah Stafford

Deputy DSL - Nicola Crowther

Deputy DSL - Becki Breslin


At Wood Bank we are committed to the continuous Safeguarding of our children and families and promote the ethos that; Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S responsibility

Please click the link below to  see the current guidance 

 Keeping Children Safe In Education 2023 (KCSIE)

Our policies can be found here

Governor With Responsibility For Safeguarding 

Hannah Sugden - Vice-Chair of Governors

How to make a referral

Should you have any Safeguarding concerns about our children or families please speak directly to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads in the first instance.  In the rare event that they are not available, please speak to one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.  Contact can be made by either directly visiting the school or phoning the School Office on (01422) 884170. All disclosures are treated in the strictest confidence.  During weekends and holidays when school is closed, please make any referrals to:

MAST (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team) on (01422) 393336 

In the event that you have a Safeguarding concern about a member of staff, please contact the Headteacher directly. If you have a Safeguarding concern about the Headteacher, please contact our Chair of Governors, Nick Wigmore, whose contact details are available from the School Office.    

Internal Systems

Within our school, our internal system has a range of features and procedures to ensure that Safeguarding is continuously promoted and managed effectively.  This includes the following;

  • A Single Central Record which ensures all Staff, Governors and Volunteers have up to date DBS checks and that relevant teachers have an additional Prohibition check
  • All staff have read Part 1 of the DfE document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'
  • All staff have completed a Disqualification by Association disclosure form 
  • All Safeguarding disclosures and interventions are recorded on an online system called CPOMS
  • We seek advice from and at times make referrals to, a range of multi-agency professionals including; 

1) Calderdale School Safeguarding Advisor

2) Calderdale Local Authority Designated Officer

3) Calderdale Prevent Co-ordinator

3) MAST (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team)

4) EIP (Early Intervention Panel)

5) DCT (Disabled Children's Team)  

  • Safeguarding features as a regular agenda item for Governors, Senior Leadership Team, Teachers and Staff meetings
  • Staff undertake regular Safeguarding training both internally and externally 
  • Safeguarding features within our School Evaluation Form and School Improvement Plan and is informed by the completion of audit tools provided for schools by the Calderdale Safeguarding Board 
  • DSLs attend the Designated Safeguarding Lead Network meetings
  • Monthly Safeguarding Supervision meetings are undertaken to review and support DSLs in leading cases
  • Curriculum provision promotes British Values and ensures opportunities for our children to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to relevant aspects of Safeguarding, where it is deemed appropriate