Child Protection and Safeguarding

Reach has four designated Safeguarding Officers and all staff working for the service follow the guidance as set up by Leeds City Council. The Safeguarding and Child Protection Officers are; Miss Elvidge (DSL), Mrs D'Avoine and Miss Melia (Deputy DSL). Please talk to them if you have any concerns or worries. All safeguarding information is logged on CPOMs and is forwarded to the school my child transfers to.

The DFE recommended

Domestic Violence Support

Safer Leeds have updated their website to include useful information for victims of domestic violence and services that can be accessed. If you require support, please visit:

Please also see below a domestic violence contact card issued by Leeds City Council if you need any support at this time:

website - DVA Contact Card.pdf

'Squid Game': What Parents Need to Know:

NSPCC helpline - Report Abuse in Education:

The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting.

The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at

Useful Contacts

  • NSPCC- If you’re worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NCPSS professional counsellors for help, advice and support on 0808 800 5000 or email on

  • BARCA- Barca-Leeds currently delivers a range of services across three major areas; Children, Young People and Families, Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services and Health and Well-Being (including Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can contact them on 0113 2795870

  • MindMate- If you’re a young person, MindMate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support. You can contact them on

  • Forward Leeds- is the alcohol and drug service in Leeds for adults, young people and families. You can contact them on 0113 887 2477

  • One Stop Centre- Our customer service officers can help with enquiries about council tax bills and benefits, housing tenancy issues, benefits for people on a low income, help for older people, disabled people, children and families and more. The local services are; Dewsbury Road and St George’s Centre.

Useful Resources

website - shout-parents-and-carers-poster.pdf
website - Online Safety Leaflet

Below is also a selection of resources available for parents from the Leeds Prevent Team:-

1. NSPCC NetAware provides a useful guide to social networks, apps and guide.

2. National Online Safety have produced a series of top tips guides to support remote learning for Parents, Children and Teachers.

3. Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline for different age groups and parents.

4. Childnet has produced a Parent and Carer Toolkit which is a collection of three resources designed to help you talk to your child about their online life, manage boundaries around family internet use and point you in the direction of where to get further help and support.

Please see below some useful resources recommend by the Cyber Crime Prevention Officer at West Yorkshire Police;

“Cyberland” is a suite of fun educational games designed to educate young inquisitive minds and introduce them to the world of cyber security as well as the Computer Misuse Act.

Virtual Cyber School is a programme of over 200 cyber themed educational games and challenges which can be accessed online but registration closes on 01/08/20.