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St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the wider school community to share this commitment.


All children in school are regularly reminded about who they can talk to if they feel worried, sad or upset. This includes the five members of staff who are responsible for safeguarding children.


In school, all adults are required to wear an identity badge, which reassures all pupils that adults are familiar and safe to be in school. We encourage everyone to question anybody in school that does not have one of our badges on.


Our Safeguarding Team

There are five Safeguarding Leads in school, Mrs Meade is our Head Teacher and the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Mrs Bray is our Inclusion Manager and leader of the safeguarding team, our Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding officer is Mrs Johnson and we also have Mr Bradley and Miss Bade who have joined our safeguarding team. Everyone at St Thomas School is here to keep you safe and there is always a trusted adult you can talk to if you are feeling sad or worried.

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Mrs Meade

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Mrs Bray

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Mrs Johnson

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Mr Bradley

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Mrs Bade

What to do if you have a concern about a child

If you have any safeguarding concerns or are worried about the safety and welfare of a child please speak to one of our Safeguarding Leads without delay. 

Parents and other members of the school community can also contact the Kirklees Children's Services Duty and Advice Team on 01484 456848 or email

More information about safeguarding children in Kirklees can be found on the following website

Please read our Safeguarding Policy to find out more about how we keep children safe.


Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board

This site primarily provides safeguarding information for professionals and volunteers in Kirklees. The site also provides information for members of the public, parents and carers, and children and young people, on some of the key issues that can affect the wellbeing and safety of children. 


Domestic Violence Support

Kirklees Domestic Violence Team offer the following support:

  • Victims support

  • Counselling

  • Legal advice

  • Refuge accommodation

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Welcome Centre

Helping local families and individuals in crisis with food, toiletries, and other essential items. We also provide advice, guidance, and support to address underlying issues.

Operation Encompass

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Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.


Operation Encompass means that the Kirklees Education Safeguarding Service will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when the police have been called to a domestic incident.

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