Safeguarding

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It is the school’s highest priority to work with parents and outside agencies to ensure that all children remain safe.

Useful links and websites include NSPCC and Childline. As a school we work regularly with the NSPCC to deliver training with pupils on how to stay safe.

If you are worried about your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or Mrs Newport. We respect parents’ rights to privacy and confidentiality and will not share sensitive information unless we have permission or it is necessary to do so in order to protect an child. We will share concerns we may have with parents unless to do so would place a child at risk of harm.

Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between schools and North Yorkshire Police. This new project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity with the school to ensure that the child can be well supported by all agencies together.

The school’s child protection policy is available in the policies section of the school’s website alongside a key document ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. All policies and procedures are shared with all staff and volunteers on an annual basis.

We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All teachers and teaching assistants and some governors have received child protection and safeguarding training. The Headteacher Mrs Louise Newport is the senior designated safeguarding and child protection officer in school. Mrs Julia Henry is the nominated governor for safeguarding and child protection.

The school maintains a detailed single central record with regard to the appointment of staff. Governors and the Headteacher are trained in safer recruitment procedures.

The school also fulfils the statutory duty with regard to the Government’s Prevent programme. This ensure that children are protected against extremist views and recognise ‘British Values’. All staff and governors have received Prevent Training.