Letter from Miss Smith, HeadteacherDear Parents/Carers
This is a letter to let you know about Leeds Protocols for Domestic Violence and abuse.
Leeds Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Violence and Abuse: School and Higher Education Notifications (DVA Notifications Process) has been established to support children who are resident in households where there are incidents of domestic violence and abuse. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed by being either present in the house at the time of the incident or directly witnessing an incident of domestic violence.
The DVA Notification Process has been designed to provide confidential notification to school on any incidents of domestic violence and abuse which occur within a child’s household that might have an impact on a child whilst they are in school / higher education.
The process will ensure that a member of staff is trained to allow them to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, and ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence or abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you would like further support or information about domestic violence and abuse please go to www.leedsdomesticviolenceandabuse.co.uk or if you wish to discuss this further with me, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Miss Alice Smith
Rosebank Primary School
Tel: 0113 243 3497
Domestic Abuse and Violence
Get help if you or someone you know is being abused by a partner or family member.
Domestic violence phone line Tel: 0113 246 0401 (24 hour helpline)
Victims of Forced Marriage or Honour Based Abuse
Honour Based Abuse is a form of domestic abuse. The Karma Nirvana charity provides free and confidential support.
Free phone Tel: 0800 5999 247 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)