Ferney Lee Primary School

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Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848



Safeguarding Statement 

At Ferney Lee Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. The school ensures that all policies are cross-referenced and reviewed annually. All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities. The training is monitored, and comprehensive records are kept by the DSL.

Our Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.

Child protection procedures-2020-2021

Safeguarding policy-2020

School Closure Risk Assessment

January - Updated COVID 19 Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding team

Our Headteacher is Kelly Williams.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Meggie Whittem.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Natalie McDaid and Anne Dobson.

The Designated Person for Looked After Children (LAC) is Mary Haymer

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Liz Upton.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can email Meggie Whittem at meggie.whittem@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk 

School COVID-19 Safeguarding page

Useful Support Contact Numbers

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Click on the leaflet for Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service Offer
for Children and Young People in Calderdale

Women’s Domestic Violence       0808 2000 247

Men’s Domestic Violence             0808 801 0327

NSPCC 24hr free phone                0808 800 5000

Childline                                             0800 1111

Police (if not urgent)                     101

Women's Refuge                             0845 155 1485

Social Services                               01422 393336

Multi-Agency Screening Team (MAST)  01422 393336




Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

  • For staff, parents and young people: find useful tools, apps and websites in our comprehensive list of mental health resources including support for young people who feel particularly overwhelmed by the pandemic.
  • For teachers: The charity, Education Support Partnership, offers advice and counselling to help you look after yourself and your staff. Visit their website for information on keeping a good work-life balance and dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. They also offer a free 24/7 helpline for staff: 08000 562 561.
  • For pupils: a new module has been added to the RSHE curriculum for primary and secondary schools, specifically designed to focus on mental health for children and young people.

Educating Mental Health: Mind’s inquiry into mental health

Take part in Mind's short online survey into mental health in secondary schools to share your experience of working with children and young people throughout secondary school – from year 7 to 11, plus sixth form.  

And in case you missed it…

COVID19 Support and Updates

Coronavirus DfE helpline 0800 046 8687 8am - 6pm Monday - Friday


The Home Office has published guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. See the link provided below:



Digital safety during COVID-19.pdf


Thinkuknow has also created a parents help sheet - Keeping your child safe online while they are off school. See link below

Thinkuknow - Primary school parents help sheet


Calderdale Children Safeguarding Partnership has published a resource pack for children, adults, professionals & carers for Safeguarding Risks during COVID-19. Please see the link below.

CSCP Resources for COVID-19 


Resources for children

50 humanitarian organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have produced a children’s’ storybook to help children aged 6-11 cope with coronavirus. The book is available to download free (or for a donation) online and as an audio book and is currently available in 14 languages, with over 20 more planned.


The children’s commissioner has also provided information for children: A children’s guide to coronavirus. Childline has information at: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stresspanic/worries-about-the-world/coronavirus/


Top 10 tips for looking after your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic   covid-ten-tips

NSPCC/O2 Parents'Workshop

To learn more about preventing abuse, please visit:  www.nspcc.org.uk

To learn more about keeping your child safe online, please visit: www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/


Net Aware helps our families have a better understanding about the online world. Whether you're unsure about a certain website, app or game that your child might be accessing, this useful website provides you with all of the safety information you need to know... click HERE now.  


The internet is a fantastic resource when used safely and we actively encourage our children to use it. By following this link, you can learn more about the different ways you can stay in control and manage the settings on your child's electrical devices: 



Having open conversations with your child about the online world is crucial. The Share Aware website has some useful video clips and suggestions that you may find useful to ensure the whole family is kept safe:



Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848