Oldfield Primary School & Nursery part of the Brontë Academy Trust

Putting Children First

Part of Bronte Academy Trust


At Oldfield Primary School, we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children. It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) within school.
The school also follows Bradford Child Protection Procedures and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board local guidance and has systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our DSLs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with, and take advice from, the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.
By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we offer a safe learning environment for all our children.


The Named DSL is Mr. James Travers. 

The deputies are Mrs. Charlotte Million-Hicks & Mrs. Barnett 


A copy of the latest 'Keeping Children safe in Education' is available from the office.


Keeping Children Safe in Education
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Between Children in Schools and Colleges
The Prevent Duty
Working Together to Safeguard Children


In an emergency please call 01274 435600. Bradford safeguarding board. 


Governance member  With Responsibility For Safeguarding: Anna Whitaker.

All can be contacted at 01535 642394 or office.oldfield@bronteacademytrust.org.uk



Signs and Symptoms of Potential Abuse                                                                                          

We expect all members of our school community to remain vigilant to the signs and symptoms of potential abuse and report any concerns to our Designated Safeguarding Leads.  There are 4 main categories of abuse to be aware of;

Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Emotional Abuse

In addition to these 4 areas, the following Safeguarding issues are also high on our agenda:

The Prevent Duty (Radicalisation & Extremism) 
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Children Missing From Education (CME)