Green Hammerton CofE Primary School fully recognises the responsibility it has to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. An overwhelming majority of parents agree or strongly agree that their child is safe at this school (Parental Survey October 2018 ) because we have children's safety and well-being as a key priority and have strong safeguarding procedures including:
- Working together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.
- Safer recruitment practices when appointing new staff and volunteers.
- Regular training for our staff and governors to ensure the welfare and safety of our children.
- Clear guidance for staff and volunteers on how to behave and work with children and young adults.
- Staff are highly vigilant and report any concerns they have about a child's well-being swiftly.
- An ethos where concerns are discussed with parents, and children know that they can talk about their worries to an adult they trust.
- Safe computer access, with secure filtering and training for children and staff in e-safety. We also provide guidance to parents on e-safety.
- Safeguarding procedures which follow the recommended procedures by North Yorkshire County Council.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety of a child, you can contact our designated safeguarding leaders who are:
- Mike Smith (Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Sarah Parker (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
- Martin Simpson (Child Protection Governor)
If you think that a child is being abused or neglected you can call the Children and Families Service through the Customer Contact Centre during office hours on 01609 780780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team on 01609 780780.
For further information please visit: http://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/
For information on domestic abuse please visit the following websites:
Women’s Aid http://www.womensaid.org.uk/ or IDAS www.idas.org.uk/
For Internet Safety Support please go to the Useful Links section in Information for Parents.
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 school the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday and Friday. When an incident occurs over the weekend the school will be notified on the Monday by the police. A nominated member of school staff, known as a key adult, will receive the information from the police. They will be able to use the information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that our school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.