James McGann: Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Leader
Charlotte Taylor: Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Deputy
Lucy Scrowston: Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Deputy
Jenny Parker: Safeguarding Governor & Chair of the Governing Body
At Woodthorpe Primary we are committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare and well-being of all of our pupils and adults. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable which can impact on other children either directly or indirectly. We always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils and families.
Everyone working in our school has a responsibility to help keep children and young people safe by providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in school.
The best advice that we can give any child, or adult, if they feel that they or someone else is unsafe is to TELL SOMEONE!
Current school safeguarding newsletters:
The York MASH team provides professionals and members of the public with advice, information and support about services for children and young people who are vulnerable and at risk. The service aims to help practitioners to deliver the right help to the right children and young people at the right time and support practitioners to work in an integrated way with children, young people and their families.
Are you concerned about a child? Contact #YorkMASH on 01904 551900 or email email@example.com. Further information can be found on the CYSCP website #helpustohelpthem
Did you know we’ve got a safeguarding hub which you can contact about any concerns or worries that you have about a child or young person? You can contact them on 01904 551900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be found here #helpustohelpthem.
Are you concerned about a child?
Call Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01904 551900. If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. Further information can be found here #helpustohelpthem
When schools, colleges and childcare settings are not open to all, this may mean some children and young people are more isolated and vulnerable. To find out about support available, get in touch on 01904 551900 or email@example.com #earlyhelpYork #helpustohelpthem.
This can be a stressful and uncertain time for some families. Reach out to find out about support available, 01904 551900 or firstname.lastname@example.org #earlyhelpYork #helpustohelpthem.
Sometimes children and families need some extra support. Early help brings together people from the right services who can work with you and your family to help make things better. To find out about support available, get in touch on 01904 551900 or email@example.com #earlyhelpYork #helpustohelpthem.
Simple conversations really can help keep your child safe, and that’s what we will help you do. We want to help parents and carers talk to their children about staying safe. The Underwear Rule is just one way that – together – we can prevent child abuse.
We teach our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic.
PANTS stands for:
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) 0870 000 3344
The UK’s national police centre for protecting young people and children from sexual abuse.
Childline (24 hours): 0800 1111
Free and confidential helpline for children & young adults in the UK.
Childnet T: 020 7639 6967
A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a safe place for children.
Contact-A-Family T: 020 7608 8700 Helpline 0808 808 3555
Support for families of children with disabilities.
Cry-sis T: 08451 228 669 Help line open 9am-10pm 7 days a week.
Help for parents/carers with persistently crying and/or sleepless babies.
Family Rights Group T: 020 7923 2628 Main Office. Helpline 0808 801 0366
Support with child protection procedures. 10-3.30pm Mon-Fri
Kidscape T: 020 7730 3300 Helpline 08451 205 204, or ring Childline 0800 1111
Deals with bullying, stranger danger, threats of abuse.
Lucy Faithfull Foundation T: 01527 591922
A child protection charity specialising in working with people perpetrating and affected by child sexual abuse.
NCH Action for Children T: 020 7704 7000
Supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.
Netmums T: 01923 639180
Web based parenting organisation to help parents share information and advice.
NSPCC Child Protection Line T: 0808 800 500
Acts in cases of neglect and abuse of children.
NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) T: 0800 085 3330
For adult survivors of incest and abuse.
Respond T: 020 7383 0700. Helpline 0808 808 0700
Sexual abuse and people with learning disabilities.
Online safety tools for families.
Online educational resources for children and young people provided by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
Women’s Aid T: 0117 944 4411 Freephone 24 hr helpline 0808 2000 247
Emergency accommodation for abused women and children.
#WPSYY2 were kept extremely busy during their day at Ripon Museum and showed great perseverance, whilst working in the laundry room and washing all of the Victorian clothes. #WPSYHistory #Woodthorpecharacter
Year 2 had a wonderful day last week at Ripon Museum. We started our day, in the Victorian school room and showed great determination during our handwriting lesson. #WPSYY2 #WPSYHistory #Woodthorpecharacter
To finish off our science topic ‘seasonal changes’, Year 1 proudly presented their own weather forecast! We used our prior knowledge of measuring the temperature and stating the different types of weather. ☀️ 💨 🌧️ #WPSYY1 #WPSYScience #Woodthorpecharacter
Would we have liked to go to school in the past? #WPSYY2 enjoyed finding out about Victorian classrooms; chanting times tables, practising our reading and writing on slate instead of paper. We were very respectful to the school mistress! #WPSYHistory #woodthorpecharacter