Safeguarding Information

On this page you can find information about Safeguarding children and Child Protection.

Everyone working in or for our school shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
  • Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our school setting
  • Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school setting

Thackley Primary 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, their behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

Key School Contacts

If you have any concerns or worries please contact the School Office to arrange a meeting with one of our Safeguarding Team.

Miss Kate Bainbridge

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Philippa Stanworth

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Head

Mrs Annette Patterson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Fiona Shiel

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Learning Mentor

Mrs Tracey Burdett

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Roger Butterfield

Nominated Safeguarding Governor

Reporting Concerns

If you are worried that a child or a young person is being harmed, you must not keep these worries to yourself.

Contact Bradford Children and Families Trust and they will make sure you speak to a suitable person who will listen to and record your concerns and take the appropriate action.

They have a free dedicated number for you to share information and any concerns you may have about a child or young person within the Bradford District.


During office hours:

Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm 

The Children’s Portal is an online system that allows members of the public to share any concerns they have about a child by completing a secure form. You do not need to leave your details.

Outside office hours:

  • Call the Emergency Duty Team – 01274 431010
  • If you have reason to believe that a child is at immediate risk of harm, contact the police on 999

Online Safety

Internet and mobile phones are an important part of everyday life for children an young people. Used correctly they are an exciting source of communication and information. All children at Thackley 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.

At school we also have themed events around online safety for example 'Safer Internet Day.'

Click here to go to our Online Safety section of our website.

If you wish to report an online safety concern please speak to a member of the Safeguarding team at school.