Carlton Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school.
North Yorkshire schools, including Carlton Primary School, 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 available publicly.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Jon Watson, Headteacher and the person who deputises in his absence is Danielle Burton. The Safeguarding Governor is Mr Michael Thomas.
Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility. Should you have a concern regarding the safety and wellbeing of a child please contact the DSL in the first instance on 01405 860736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you have a concern regarding policy and procedures not being followed then Michael Thomas and Helen Snowden can be contacted via the school in writing or on email@example.com
Carlton Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse e.g. those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, those living in adverse circumstances. We recognise 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. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.
Carlton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Consequently, all adults working in school are required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Police Check. The DBS details of all adults working in school are kept on a Single Central Record which is updated by the School Business Manager.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
It is also possible for anyone to make a referral directly to the Social Care Team using the contact details below:
Don’t think, ‘what if I’m wrong?’ Think, ‘what if I’m right?’
Jon Watson, Head teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
More information about Child Protection and Safeguarding:
Guidance for Parents & Carers
We know that sometimes people need help with aspects of parenting and supporting their child. The following services and guidance can provide that help, and class teachers are happy to help liaise if that would be useful:
NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk) Lots of good national and relevant local advice can be found on the NYSCP website.
You can access support for parenting through North Yorkshire County Council. NYCC have PRE-PAID for every parent and carer in North Yorkshire to access a course for parents/carers FREE (with access code: NYFAMILIES at: www.inourplace.co.uk) for residents in our area.
Early Help Service. This is North Yorkshire’s approach to ensuring that children get the support that they need. Find out more at https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/early-help
Sexual harassment and sexual abuse is never acceptable. Advice for families about sex and relationships can be found on the NSPCC website https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/sex-relationships/ or the Lucy Faithfull Foundation https://www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk/
Dealing with mental health and mental illness in families can be challenging. Advice can be found in this pamphlet from Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/media/1518/youngminds-mental-illness-family.pdf
We know that some families struggled during Coronavirus lockdown and this can make parenting hard. The Mental Health Foundation has some useful advice at: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/p/parenting-and-mental-health
Keeping children safe online is really important, particularly if they have their own devices or access the internet in their own room. Guidance for children and parents can be found on the NSPCC website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Good advice can also be found at: https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/ and specific advice in supporting your child to make the right sort of online friendships can be found at: https://parentinfo.org/article/online-friendships-a-parents-guide
Advice from NY Fire Service about fire and water safety. This slideshow might be useful to read through with your child to prepare them for hazards relating to fire, and water: Primary School Water Safety Presentation
Other Useful websites:
The PANTS / Underwear rule – guidance for parents on how to talk to your child about keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse
Fortnite – Staying safe on Fortnite: Battle Royale
Net Aware – Parents review kids’ social networks, apps and games
Minecraft – Staying safe on Minecraft
UK Safer Internet Centre – Parent controls – Parental Controls offered by your home internet provide