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‘Our school/establishment ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, on and offline, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.


Our school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools/college are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school/college will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school/college is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school/college follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child.


Designated Safeguarding Officers

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are;

Mrs D Sedgwick (Headteacher and Lead DSL)

Mr A Sood (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs L Wright (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs T Jethwa (Family Support Worker)

Mrs A Dixon (School Business Manager)

Operation Encompass

Wyvern Primary School works closely with other authorities to prevent risk to children.

Operation Encompass is an initiative that enhances communication between the police and schools where a child is at risk from domestic abuse.

Our school is informed when the police have attended an incident of domestic violence or abuse in the home of one or more of our pupils since the previous school day.

This helps us be in a better position to be supportive and understanding of the child's needs and possible behaviours. The Head teacher or DSL will share this information on a need to know basis e.g. the form teacher.

In most cases we will contact the family to check how they are and may be able to signpost them to help from other agencies.

Safeguarding Policy

Please look on our poliies page in Key Information to find all our Safeguarding policies.

Support for Families

School Nursing Public Health Team

Postal address, Woodbridge Children Centre, 54a Woodbridge Road, Leicester, LE4 7RG, 0116 2153247

Text Service, Parent Chat Text 07520 615381



Leicester Children, Young People and Families Domestic Abuse Service


The centres are open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm (4.30pm on Friday)


Belgrave and Rushey Mead, Cossington Street, Leicester, LE4 6JD

0116 2914604


Welfare rights support

The Welfare rights service offers benefit checking and form filling appointments the children's centres for pregnant women and families with children aged up to 19 years old.

Book an appointment

To make an appointment at your nearest centre telephone:

Belgrave Children Centre - 0116 291 4604

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