Safeguarding your child 

 At Broom Leys we protect the welfare and safety of all our children.  We work together to create a healthy, active, caring and safe environment to protect the physical, emotional, social and mental welfare in our school. 

All staff undergo an enhanced DBS check and it is their responsibility to notify the governors if there has been any change in their personal circumstance.  

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads  (DSLs) are: 

  • Robert Prior (Headteacher) Lead DSL
  • Rachel Downing (Wellbeing and Inclusion Team) Deputy DSL
  • Hayley Barnard (Deputy Headteacher) Deputy DSL
  • Anne Neal (SENDCo) Deputy DSL
  • Sarah Jefferies (Wellbeing and Inclusion Team) Deputy DSL
  • Claire Sahin (Before and After School Childcare) Deputy DSL

Safeguarding concerns/reporting the abuse or neglect of a child 

Phone 999 if a crime is being committed or if a child is in immediate danger. 

Contact Leicestershire police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger. 

Contact our First Response Children’s Duty Team if you think a child is being:

  • neglected
  • physically abused
  • sexually abused 

or if you have urgent concerns about a child who needs a social worker or police officer today: 

Call 0116 305 0005 (24 hour phone line) 

 The agencies included in the pdf document below can provide support for children and families experiencing difficulties. 

Support Information 


Operation Encompass 

All Leicester City and Leicestershire County schools are part of Operation Encompass which is a safeguarding initiative aimed at improving outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse. 

Operation Encompass is a protocol whereby schools are formally notified of any reported incident of domestic violence at an address at which children are present or normally resident. It is run in partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and with Leicestershire Police. 

All public agencies currently share information where there are safeguarding concerns or risk of harm to children and the Police now share information about all incidents of domestic abuse through Operation Encompass. 

To further support the welfare of children, when any domestic abuse incident has been reported to the Police during the school term and one of our pupils was in the household, the information is shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

This system has been introduced because domestic abuse in a household can have a huge impact on children, even if they do not see what is happening. 

This information will be used to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support to pupils. The information will remain confidential and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis. For example, with the class teacher. It will not be shared with children. 


Safeguarding: Out Of Hours Support 

Should you require any advice or support with safeguarding, please refer to the following contacts: 

Leicestershire County Council
First Response
If you have significant concerns about a child’s safety

Leicester City Council


18 or Under?

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.


Contact the NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

0808 800 5000
The Samaritans
Confidential emotional support

A provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults
Confidential drugs information and advice

CAMHS Family Therapy Team 
A new service that has been set up for families across Leicester and Leicestershire.  Families can ring and self refer for support.