Every person who works with our children understand their responsibility in keeping children safe and should be confident in how they will do that.
Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are our pupils. This means that we have Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures in place, which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff, including our volunteers and supply staff, must ensure that they are aware of our procedures.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests or a child is at significant risk or in immediate danger.
• protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
• preventing harm to children’s health or development
• ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
• taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a pupil, please report it to a designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) Mr Scott or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders (DDSL) Mrs Besharati and Mrs Boxall.
One of our key priorities is teaching children to keep themselves safe. This is done through the curriculum all year round.
Our teaching includes:
- Online Safety (e-safety)
- Food Safety
- Water Safety
- Road Safety
- Sex and relationships education
- Stranger danger
- Crucial Crew
- NSPCC workshops
For more details, see below:
Crucial Crew – https://northyorkshire.police.uk/what-we-do/public-safety-and-welfare/crucial-crew/
NSPCC workshops –