(Please see school policies for the full policy)

Parish CE Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. Here at Parish CE Primary School, we follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is attached below.


School Commitment

Parish CE Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of our pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise  some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging and we recognise  that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order we can support all of our pupils and recognise that each pupil's welfare is of paramount importance. 


Safer Recruitment and Selection
The school pays full regard to current DFE guidance and we therefore adhere to the Safer Recruitment guidelines in the line with KCSiE 2023.

The following staff have undertaken Safer Recruitment training (CWDC) and one of these staff members will be in attendance at interview for all staff and volunteer appointments:

Headteacher: Miss Lucy Peberdy

School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Large
School Governor: Mrs Annie Djavanroodi


Safeguarding Information for Pupils
All pupils in our school are aware  they can talk to staff if they are worried. The school is committed to ensuring pupils are aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable and how they can keep themselves safe. 


The Senior Designated Person for child protection in our school is:
Headteacher: Ms Lucy Peberdy

Deputy Senior Designated Persons for child protection in our school are: Miss Louise Marsden and Mrs Helen Large


The Designated Person for Looked After Children in our School is:

Headteacher: Ms Lucy Peberdy