Please click the link below to access the North Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
Every school must have a Child Protection Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your child from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:
- Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
- Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
- Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
- Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
- Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.
Safeguarding in the Nawton and Rosedale Abbey CP Schools Federation
The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Safeguarding Leads” in school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.
Miss N Oxtoby (Headteacher) Safeguarding Lead
Doc Karen Parker (Nawton Community Primary School) Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Anne Reed (Rosedale Abbey Community Primary School) Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sheryl Woodward – Safeguarding Governor
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil in the Federation please do not hesitate to contact Miss N Oxtoby, Doc Karen Parker or Mrs Anne Reed who know who to contact for the best advice and help and are experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
For the best interests of all our children we use the following safeguarding measures:
- Policies and procedures are in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes.
- To promote a safe environment for young people at Nawton Community Primary School our selection and recruitment policy includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
- All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities ranging from basic awareness for all to Level 3 for key staff.
- Other safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and governors.
- All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads in school in compliance with the HM government sharing of information guidance March 2015.
- Staff are required to IMMEDIATELY report any causes of concern to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
- Attendance is monitored closely and concerns are shared as appropriate with parents/ carers, the Education Welfare Service, Social Care and the school Safeguarding Team.
- Nawton Community Primary School will work effectively with other agencies and parent/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.
Protecting Children from Radicalisation: The Prevent Duty
The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists and to do this by challenging ideologies, protecting vulnerable individuals and supporting institutions, such as schools. It is part of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST.
The Federation has policies and procedures in place for protecting children at risk of radicalisation.
Safety on the Web
Internet access in the Federation is filtered by our Internet Service Provider (NYCC).
The Fedeartion encourages parents and children to visit the CEOP website (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) www.thinkuknow.co.uk. This website has lots of fun activities through which children can gain vital information on staying safe online.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet Safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
What the Federation recommends and teaches the children about Personal Security Guidelines:
- Keep your passwords to yourself and change them regularly
- Keep personal information to yourself, like your age and where you live
- Only join networks and social media sites when you are at the recommended age and with your parents’ permission
- Only add people you know in real life to your social networking sites like facebook.
- Make sure your account settings are private and only allow friends you have added to see your page.
- Be aware that people you meet online are cyber friends and may not be who they say they are.
- Someone you meet online isn’t someone you really know. If you do arrange to meet them always take someone with you and meet in a public place.
- Only use webcams with close friends and family members and make sure someone else knows you are using it.
- Make sure you lock your account or log off when you are not using it.
Pupils are responsible for appropriate behaviour on the schools computer network just as they are in the classroom or in the school playground. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General school rules and the Behaviour Policy apply and it is expected that users will comply with the guidelines of this policy.
At the beginning of each year children are taught a series of E-Safety lessons that build their knowledge of how to stay safe online. The children also have refresher lessons each term.
Pupils could potentially have unfiltered, unsupervised internet access at home. All parents should be aware of the concerns and benefits of school internet use. Parents are therefore encouraged to look at government guidance available on the internet to help in the supervision of their children. Safety on the internet for parents website address: www.parentsonline.gov.uk
The Federation also organises E-Safety training for parents led by a specialist Safeguarding Consultant.
Some useful Web sites:
More information regarding online safety can also be found at:
Safeguarding and Child Protection Documents 2017/2018:
Safeguarding Policy – Please click here to download a copy of our Safeguarding Policy