We have three Designated Safeguarding Leads in school. Mr Billing is our Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Bruce and Miss Walker is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Mr Geoff Billing


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Cat Walker

Nursery Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Jasmin Bruce

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

We are committed to making sure that our school is a safe and happy place to be. Pupils are regularly reminded how to keep themselves safe, this maybe during lessons, assembly time or through visitors in school. 

Everybody in school takes health and safety very seriously. if you see anything that could be improved please mention it to a staff member. 

In line with government requirements the school maintains a central list of checks on appointed staff and adults who work in or visit the School. Any volunteer or parent working in the School are subject to full background checks.

You can find out more about our school's Safeguarding Policy by following the link here

For statutory guidance concerning Keeping Children safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children please click on the relevant link.



In the event of a closure and you have any concerns regarding a child please find a list of support contacts for Kirklees here

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child you should contact Mr Billing who is our Designated Safeguarding Lead Person. You can contact him via the school telephone 01484 860771 or email:

If Mr Billing is unavailable you should contact Miss Walker by using

Alternatively contact Kirklees Referral and Response Service on 01484 456848 

For further information about Child Safeguarding in Kirklees click on the link below:

Safeguarding Children Kirklees


Denby Dale First & Nursery School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation and terrorism is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. 

School uses the Kirklees PREVENT Strategy. The aim of PREVENT is to safeguard and support young people and adults who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

For more information on the Kirklees PREVENT Strategy please click here


Please click the links below for more information on Operation Encompass