At Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Nursery, we respect and value all children and are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secured atmosphere. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at Beckfoot Heaton. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all who access school and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.

Our child protection and safeguarding policy ensures these values are recognised and adhered to.

Support for families

This website is fantastic for any family living in Bradford. Here you can find information and advice on a wide range of topics, find out what’s on in the Bradford District.

There is support for money, safety, education, special educational needs and more.

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass, which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse.

As a school, we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedure, allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the children in our care.

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021, identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right. If school receives a notification from Operation Encompass, a safeguarding lead may contact you to check in and offer any further support.

Please follow the link below for further information.

The Prevent Duty

Schools are duty bound to safeguard students from radicalisation and being drawn into extremism. If school suspects this is happening, they will make a referral to the local Prevent Team to gain support for the student.

What to do if you think a child is being radicalised

If you think a child or the people around them are involved in radicalisation and there is an immediate risk of harm, call 999 straight away. If the risk isn’t immediate, please speak to your schools safeguarding lead.

Key Contacts

Louise Sugden

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Early Years Safeguarding Lead

Assistant Headteacher

Zoe Mawson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Laura Burgin

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Headteacher

Davina Blanshard – Jones

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCo

Assistant Headteacher

Angela Morgan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Child Protection Officer and Early Help Lead Practitioner