Working with Parents and other agencies to protect children

Parents/Carers should be aware that our school will take any reasonable action to safeguard the welfare of our pupils. In cases where we believe that a child may be suffering from significant harm, ill treatment or neglect or other forms of harm, our staff have no alternative but to follow the Leeds Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) procedures. Designated staff will contact Children's Services Duty and Advice to discuss the concerns. Our aim is to always to be open and honest with parents/carers and discuss concerns with them first prior to approaching other agencies, however if staff feel that by contacting the parents/carers there is an increased risk of harm to a child then the school may contact another agency before speaking to the parents/carers.
The pastoral team work closely with a number of outside agencies to ensure positive outcomes for our children and their families and are often seen as an important link between the two. We are able to signpost to a number of organisations and we have provided some useful telephone numbers and details below.
 
Admissions
If you are new to Leeds, please contact Children’s Services Admission Team 0113 2224414
In year school transfer to Meadowfield - please collect an admissions form from the school office. More information can be found on the Admissions tab on the school website.
 
Safeguarding
If you have concerns regarding the welfare or safety of a child please call Children’s Services Call Centre directly on 0113 3760336.

The NCPPC's trained helpline counsellors are available 24/7 for help, advice and support on 08500 500 5000 or visit NSPCC.org.uk
 
Domestic Violence
If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence there are many organisations who can help including;
Sahara Black Womens Refuge –                              2305087
Leeds Domestic Violence Services (LDVS) –              2460401
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board –                                2684211
Behind Closed Doors –                                             0800 3282430
HALT -                                                                  2432632
 
The Family Hub
A family resource directory covering information and contact details for services available from Leeds City Council and professional support organisations with sections on education, childcare, advice and support, healthcare, out & about and activities. Available at www.thefamilyhubleeds.org
 
Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre (OOSC)
Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre offers advice on a range of council services face to face. They work with a variety of partners to help bring you the services that you need locally, including
    • Benefits - information about housing benefit, council tax benefit, free school meals and school clothing vouchers.
    • Council Tax - bills, discounts, business rates, and how to pay.
    • Hate incident reporting - a hate incident is any incident that the victim or any other person believes has been motivated by hatred of race, disability, faith or sexual orientation . This can be reported to OOSC rather than at a police station. They work with West Yorkshire Police, Stop Hate UK, Victim Support and Yorkshire MESMAC (sexual health project).
    • Housing – enquiries about repairs, rent accounts, applying for a council house, neighbour problems or any housing enquiries.
    • Social Services - help and advice about services for older people, children and families, disabled people, blue badges and bus passes for disabled people, RADAR keys to access disabled toilets.
    • Welfare Rights - Advice surgeries for people needing help and advice with welfare benefits and rights. Surgeries are held on the second and last Tuesday of every month from 10.00 to 12.30. Surgeries are by appointment only so please telephone 0113 3760452 or ask a member of staff at the centre to book you an appointment
Opening Hours
  • Monday          08:30 - 16:00 
  • Tuesday         08:30 - 16:00 
  • Wednesday  08:30 - 15:00 
  • Thursday       08:30 - 16:00 
  • Friday             08:30 - 16:00 

T. 0113 3230010 E. carol.cooke@meadowfieldclc.org Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout