Education Safeguarding Team

Education Safeguarding Team

The following service areas sit within the Education Safeguarding Team: Education Social Work Service; Education Service for New Communities and Travellers; Elective Home Education; Diversity and Cohesion; Allegations Management, Ofsted / DfE / Parental
 complaints, Support for Teenage Pregnancies; PSHE, SRE, and Health and Wellbeing support. A breakdown of the functions and support available in service areas is detailed below:

Education Social Work Service (ESWS)

The Education Social Work Service acts on behalf of Bradford Children's Services in enforcing a parent's duty to ensure regular school attendance; it also discharges the authority's responsibility to monitor child employment and is responsible for the issuing of Child Employment Permits and Entertainment Licences for school age children.

Education Welfare Officers (EWOs); and Education Social Workers (ESW's) work closely with schools and families to resolve issues of poor school attendance. They support children and families when pupils are experiencing difficulties in school or welfare issues are disrupting a child's education. The service also provides support and advice to schools in developing strategies to improve pupil attendance.

Support available from this service


Education Service for New Communities and Travellers (ESNCT)

ESNCT support families from Central and Eastern Europe, Refugees, Asylum Seeker and Traveller backgrounds with access to education. The service supports and signposts its client group, taking into account the wider family support needs; including SEN, Benefits, and Early Help. Specialist staff in the team advocate on behalf of families who are experiencing barriers in accessing appropriate education settings.

Support available from this service


Elective Home Education

This specialist team maintain the register of Electively Home Educated Pupil, provide advice and guidance to schools and families in respect of Elective Home Education, and undertake informal enquiries with regards to the suitability of education provision for Electively Home Educated pupils.

Support and guidance available from this team


Diversity and Cohesion

Diversity and Cohesion takes responsibility for promoting equality, diversity and community cohesion through education. This includes provision of continuing professional development in PSHE, community cohesion, Race Equality and religious and cultural diversity for teachers; curriculum support and development; monitoring and reporting all forms of bullying; support for Prevent in education settings, the promotion of British Values and developing the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding of pupils; support for supplementary schools; the implementation the Equality Act 2010 and Ofsted Inspection Frameworks.

Support available from the service


Allegations Management

An allegation is considered to be so when a school has information or a concern which suggests that an adult working with, or on behalf of children, has;

•Behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed a child

•Possibly committed a criminal offence against, or related to a child

•Behaved towards a child in a way that indicates s/he is unsuitable to work with children

The headteacher or another member of school management must seek the advice from Eduation Safeguarding Team on 01274 437043 or one of the Child Protection Coordinators (01274 435600) and must not attempt to carry out any investigation before receiving advice; this includes historic as well as current allegations.

A LADO Referral Form may then need to be submitted, which can be found on the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board's website, and sent to Education Safeguardings Teams attention by protected email.


Ofsted / DfE / Parental complaints

Parental concerns / complaints are often sent directly to Ofsted / DfE. These are then sent back to the Education Safeguarding team to investigate and respond to. See Ofsted Safeguarding Complaints Flowchart for more detail on this process.

Parents wishing to log a complaint must initially follow the school’s complaint’s process if they feel unsatisfied with how a school has handled a certain incident or situation. If a parent is further dissatisfied after exhausting this process, details of their safeguarding complaint maybe sent in writing to

If a parent is concerned for the immediate safety and welfare of a child, these concerns should be reported to the relevant agency – CSC /Police etc.


PSHE, SRE, and Health and Wellbeing and Support for Young Parents

Our Health and Wellbeing Advisors provide curriculum support around PSHE, SRE and support for young parents. We support young parents and schools to ensure that all young parents achieve best possible outcomes and transition at KS4 and KS5 is available through our health and Wellbeing Advisors. This includes bespoke education plans, promotion of breastfeeding strategies and maternal health, advice on child development, support with accessing child care and funding for child care.

Curriculum support for Relationships and Sex Education is cross-phase, including puberty, menstruation, safe relationships, CSE, staff training and small group work.

Specialist FGM training is provided by Diane Cokewright

Specialist support/ transgender information is provided by Julia Pomeroy

All aspects of PSHE support, including curriculum is delivered through resources, staff training, school council and Investors in Pupil support and support for schools preparing for PSHE Ofsted.


Useful contacts:

Strategic Lead for Education Safeguarding:  Alina Tai 01274 439384

Lead Officer Education Safeguarding: Suzanne Ellis 01274 437043

Lead Officer New Communities and Travellers: Danielle Wilson 01274 439393

Lead Officer Diversity and Cohesion: Salim Akhtar 01274 439378

Education Social Work Service Managers: Waheeda Shah 01274 439684 and Lindsey Fallon 01274 439667

Local Authority Dedicated Officer (LADO): 01274 435600


Children's Social Care Initial Contact Point: 01274 437500

Children's Social Care Emergency Duty Team: 01274 431010

Diversity and Cohesion Team

Virtual School(from 01.10.18)

Allegations Management Advice

New Communities & Travellers


Supplementary School Support

Javed Bashir

01274 439385

Head Teacher

Ken Poucher

01274 9623

OFSTED/HMI complaints

Suzanne Ellis

01274 437043

New communities and travellers

Danielle Wilson

01274 439393

Attendance of vulnerable groups

01274 439651


Jenny Fox

01274 437514

Deputy Head Teacher Rita Kumar 01274 9639

Section 175

Suzanne Ellis

01274 437043

New arrivals

01274 439393

Penalty Notices

01274 439651

British Values

Jenny Fox

01274 437514

LAC Teacher

Caroline Dolan

01274 434612

Parental complaints

Suzanne Ellis 01274 437043/ Alina Tai 01274 439384


Melissa Lalor

01274 439393


01274 439651


Danielle King

01274 437770

Specialist Teacher

John Whittock

01274 438769

Allegations Advice

Suzanne Ellis 01274 437043/ Alina Tai 01274 439384

Access into School

Amy Petschak

01274 439393


01274 439651

Young Parent support

Dianne Cokeright

01274 439326

Louise Coates-Black

Specialist Teacher

01274 434599


New to English

Stuart Brooke 01274 439393


01274 439651

Community Cohesion Salim Akhtar

01274 439378

Admin officer

Yvett Green

01274 438771


Elective Home Education

Kate Hopton

Jasdeep Kaushal 01274 439340


Health and Well Being, PSHE, RSE,

Julia Pomeroy 01274 439240 / Diane Cokeright 01274 439326






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