Safeguarding Statement

At Woodhouse Primary School we take all aspects of safeguarding very seriously and our procedures are rigorous and effective. We prioritise the safety of all children in our care and all school staff are thoroughly trained in safeguarding and child protection matters. Should you have any concerns, we would ask that you do not hesitate and bring them to the attention of one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in the school: Mrs Daveney, Mrs Crane, Mrs Hirst, Mrs Smaldon or Mr Freeman.

Safeguarding Policies

Jan 2021: COVID 19 Safeguarding and Child Protection Arrangements Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Procedures 2021-22 Code of Conduct for MS Teams Jan 21 Expressing suicidal thoughts leaflet Low Mood leaflet Self harm leaflet ESafety policy - Jan 2021 Snapchat Netflix WhatsApp E-safety guide Group chats guide Loneliness poster Youtube Kids Poster Twitch e-safety guide

Emotional Well-being


An NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service for school-aged children and their families in Calderdale.

ChatHealth is brought to you by Healthy Futures Calderdale, and allows you to get in touch with a healthcare professional, at the touch of a button, for advice and support about physical health or emotional wellbeing.

Access the service: TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to start a conversation.

From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, we have experienced clinicians waiting to help. Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact to get immediate help.

You can also find a range of online learning activities and resources in our Curriculum section.

Calderdale Open Minds Partnership

Calderdale Open Minds Partnership have produced a number of clear and accessible leaflets around some key issues to help parents support their children with getting back to their school routine and alleviate any feelings of frustration, worry and uncertainty. These leaflets were created in partnership with mental health professionals, local parents/carers and commissioners, and can be found using the links below: 

Healthy Futures Self harm leaflet Low Mood leaflet Expressing suicidal thoughts leaflet Routine difficulties Frustrated cross or angry leaflet Stressed worried or uncertain leaflet


Open Minds

A section has been created on Open Minds, Calderdale’s emotional health and wellbeing website where children, young people, parents, carers, family members, school staff and colleagues can find tips, support, advice and information about looking after yourself in these uncertain times. Please share this link widely with children, young people, families and colleagues.

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NSPCC – Children’s mental health: Guides for parents

Advice for parents to help them support their child / children / a child / children known to them who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.

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Place2Be - Supporting your child's mental health

Parents / carers / families have an important role in teaching children and young people how to understand and manage their feelings as they grow up.

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Young Minds – fighting for young people’s mental health

Parenting isn’t always easy! And it’s OK to ask for / seek help.

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Make it Count – A guide for parents and carers from the Mental Health Foundation

This guide is for parents and carers to help children understand, protect, and sustain their mental health.

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Other Useful Websites

CEOP Safety Centre

How can CEOP help me? Online abuse affects many children and young people every day, CEOP has helped thousands of people in need of support. Make a report. If you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you're worried this is happening to someone you know, let us know safely and securely.

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Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, and other issues.

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Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Offers resources for pupils, parents and professionals.

Appropriate for: All

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Let's talk about it - What is Prevent?

What is Let's Talk About It? Let's Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

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CMBC Prevent Resources

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in West Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Calderdale.

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Educate Against Hate

This website gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

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The "Ultimate" Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet

The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for kids. This guide, from an American online privacy company, informs you about the potential dangers and instructs you on how to prevent them.

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Childline - Coronavirus Advice

Childline - Wikipedia

Childline has updated its Coronavirus webpage to include tips for children and young people on coping at home during lockdown.

The advice includes the top 10 tips to help children cope during lockdown and great advice for children who are feeling worried or anxious about their current situation.

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Time Out Listening Line

Support and advice for 10-19 year olds struggling with lockdown.

Phone: 01422 345154, Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm.

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PHE: Supporting Children's Wellbeing and Mental Health

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Kooth is a free, safe anonymous online counselling and support service. Young people aged 10 years and above can access Kooth’s counselling service, self-help resources, peer to peer forums and interesting articles written by young people for young people.

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Woodhouse Web Sheriffs

At the beginning of the year, after a rigorous application process, a child in each class was chosen as class web sheriffs. The web sheriffs give advice, help on the computers and strive to keep us all safe on the internet. So far this year, they have helped lead an assembly on safer internet day and are reviewing popular games and apps during the web sheriffs club.

App Reviews

We used the reviews on Net Aware and decided whether we agreed with what other parents and children had said. To read the full Net Aware review and get top tips, follow the link below the review:

Roblox - Review

The majority of the web sheriffs thought that age 10 should be the minimum age for playing Roblox.

“Some of the games are violent so it’s not the most safe to play,” Annabelle Yr3.

“You can set parental controls and put ‘invite only’ so only your friends can join,” Harry Yr6.

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“As the minimum age is 13+, nobody at our school should really be playing this game. It’s fun and dangerous all at the same time,” Grace Yr5.

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Each week, school will be sharing a guide from National Online Safety highlighting some key messages and tips on how to keep your child safe when using apps, devices and the internet.  These guides will be available below.

Summer E-safety guide Twitch e-safety guide Youtube Kids Poster Loneliness poster Group chats guide WhatsApp E-safety guide YouTube safety guide Apple guided access Pokemon Go Iphone Parental Controls Android parental controls Back to school - Online Safety Tips for Children

Self isolating?

Check out our online learning activities

Home Learning: Links, & Activities

Feeling concerned or overwhelmed by the news around coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandable, especially for those children and young people struggling with their mental health or a physical illness. Check out our Emotional Well-being section for details of support that is available.