Tuel Lane Infant School and Nursery

Tuel Lane Infant School and Nursery

Confident, Curious, Creative Learning

Tuel Lane. Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire,HX6 2ND


01422 831221



Tuel Lane Infant School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school.  We promote fundamental British Values and protect our children from extremist views and actions. Our school follows the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board procedures, including PREVENT procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Multi-Agency Screening Team (MAST) and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available by clicking this LINK and is reviewed annually. 


 If you have any concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child or children at the school, please don't hesitate to inform us to allow appropriate actions to be taken.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Miss Embleton - Executive Headteacher

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Hibbert - School Business Manager

Miss Holmes - Pastoral Lead (mornings only)

Mrs Hanson - Deputy Headteacher (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday only)

Miss Lowe - (currently on Maternity Leave)

Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is:

Simone Bennett

reporting concerns about a child

Child Protection is one aspect of our safeguarding work.  We all have a duty to safeguard children and all staff and volunteers working in school have regular training and are familiar with the statutory guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022).  Staff are trained in the signs of abuse and are skilled at recognising these.  Any concerns are reported to our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Embleton and she is ably supported by the Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Hibbert, Miss Holmes, Mrs Hanson and Miss Lowe.  

Tuel Lane Infant School encourages all parents and carers to be vigilant to ensure that as a community we keep all our children safe.  If any parent or carer has concerns about their own child or another child, they should pass these on to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.  If a parent or carer has a concern about the way in which a member of staff has behaved towards a child, these concerns should be discussed with the headteacher, Miss Embleton  If the concern is relating to the headteacher, the concerns should be shared with the Chair of Governors.

Further advice and information for children can be found on Calderdale's Safeguarding website: www.safeguarding.calderdale.gov.uk

If you have any concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child or children at the school, please don't hesitate to inform us to allow appropriate actions to be taken. Alternatively, you can contact Calderdale Children's Social Care directly on 01422 393336.

nspcc 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:


Women’s Domestic Violence

   0808 2000 247

Men’s Domestic Violence

0808 801 0327

NSPCC 24hr free phone

   0808 800 5000


0800 1111 Safeguarding Children

Police (if not urgent)


Women's Refuge

0845 155 1485

Social Services

   01422 393336


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