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Who to contact?

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety of a child, you can contact our designated safeguarding leaders who are:

  • Angela Mitchell (Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Lisa Addinall (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Sarah Ritchie (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Heather Jackson (Safeguarding Link Governor)

What to do if you are concerned about a child?

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 children&families@northyorks.gov.uk

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/

Nun Monkton 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 November 2021) 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.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Document

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