Safeguarding & Support

Child Protection Statement

Glusburn Community Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Glusburn Community 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.

ANY PARENT OR MEMBER OF STAFF WITH ANY CONCERNS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY REPORT THEM TO THE DESIGNATED SENIOR PERSON: SEE CONTACTS BELOW.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Neil Bithell (Deputy Headteacher) 

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead who deputises in his absence is: Richard Hunt (Headteacher) 

The 2nd Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Linsey Sanderson (Head of Early Years)

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 18 (parental responsibilities and state assistance). Governments must support parents by creating support services for children and giving parents the help they need to raise their children. 

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 19 (protection from violence, abuse and neglect). Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.