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Kirburton First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that they that they may exhibit concerning behaviours and at times this may impact on other children either directly or indirectly  We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

Mr West is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Mr Hancox is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).

Mrs Selbie is the Governor responsible for safeguarding.

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Kirkburton First School community works with families and children to make sure children are safe, and they get the best from their education. Our school works with parents, if family circumstances change, to help children cope with difficult times. Our school knows that we can achive great things for our children, when we work together.




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