It is critical as parents that you understand from the outset the school’s legal and moral obligations to safeguard all of our children. As a school, we will always act within the guidelines and procedures that are set out to schools. We won’t hesitate to take the steps that you as parents would expect us to take to ensure that the school is a safe and emotionally healthy place to be. Equally, if a child was ever to indicate that they were at risk of harm or in any kind of danger we would always work with the relevant outside agencies and yourselves to take any appropriate next steps. Every school is governed first and foremostly by their ability to protect children and here at Tockwith Primary Academy we are no different in taking our statutory duties very seriously. By making a choice to send your child to our school you are doing that with a full understanding of the priority that we place on taking care of all aspects of our children’s development and well-being.
Like any member of the public, we all have a responsibility to act in the best interests of child safety and to report any concerns around maltreatment or abuse if you feel concerned about a child’s welfare or safety please do go through the correct channels to get that advice and guidance. The NSPCC has a helpline that anybody can use confidentially which is 0808 800 5000.
Our aim is for everyone within the Ebor Academy Trust to be safe to Work, Learn and Grow together.
We believe that there are three key aspects to safeguarding and that there should be clear policies, guidance, lines of accountability and monitoring of each aspect.
These form the basis of the Academy policy and the structure of the safeguarding team in each school. The name, role and photograph of each member of staff in the safeguarding team are displayed in each school.
The three aspects are:
– Safe children
– Safe adults
– Safe environment
We strive to ensure that all of our children are safe, happy and enjoy their childhoods. If you ever have any concerns about a child in our school please speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Reeve or, if Mr Reeve is unavailable, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr White. Our Safeguarding Governor is Janet Marriner. Additionally, you can also call the Early Help team on 01609 534829, or make a referral to social care directly on 01609 780780. More information can be found at https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/early-help.
Our November safeguarding newsletter can be found here: Tockwith February Newsletter 2023
Previous editions are listed below:
Tockwith November Newsletter 2022
For information on North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and local authority arrangements for safeguarding, please see the following website links:
If you require any more information regarding our Safeguarding policy and procedures please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Tockwith Primary Academy are proud to say that we put pupil safety at the top of our agenda and will never fail to take action in the best interests of securing a child’s safety.
Please click the links below to view our supporting documents: