Our prime responsibility as a school is to ensure that all children are safe. 

Blackgates Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.  To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff, governors and volunteers. We also work closely with the Children’s Centre and our twos provision to support families with children under 5.

We pride ourselves on knowing not just about our children’s learning, but about them and their families as individuals and valued members of our school and community.

The designated safeguarding lead personnel for Blackgates Primary School are:


Mrs J Coulson (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mr S White (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs T Lowe (Designated Safeguarding Person

Mrs J Courtney (Designated Safeguarding Person) 

Mrs Glenys Fitzpatrick (Designated Safeguarding Person) 

Mrs A Hartigan (Designated Safeguarding Person)

Mrs E Elston  (Designated Safeguarding Person)



We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on our website.

Further information about safeguarding children in Leeds can be found on the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board website



You will find links below to documents that are useful to ensure you have all the information available to help ensure your children's safety.


Safeguarding in Sports

Social Media Guidance

Domestic Abuse Protocol


Protecting Children from Extremism

You may well be aware that the Government recently launched a new website, 'Educate against hate.' The website is very informative with a particular section for parents. This can be viewed at the link below and is well worth a look. If you have any concerns please contact the school.

Educate Against Hate