We have lots of lost property at reception and there is also a box in the PE Department.  If your child is missing any item, please encourage them to come to reception before next Friday lunchtime.  Any item not claimed by this time will be given to a local charity.

Child Protection/Safeguarding

Safeguarding

It is the responsibility of a school to ensure that its students are kept safe both inside and outside of school. We have adopted the North Yorkshire Child Protection Policy, which outlines key information and procedures for staff, parents/carers and students. This policy is available in the policies section of our website. All staff receive child protection training on joining the school and then receive regular updates and further training to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfil their responsibilities. Students are told very clearly who the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is and they area aware that they can talk to their form tutor, Head of Year or Head of School if they are worried or concerned about themselves or a friend.  This is done via assemblies at the start of the year and students receive reminders throughout the year.

Our Child Protection Team is:-

  • Mr A Rickard, Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral Care, Behaviour and Attendance and Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs R Elliott, SENCO: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Miss B Simpson, Home School Support Worker: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mr G Pentland, Head of Sixth Form/Assistant Headteacher : Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Should you have a concern about the welfare of a young person, you can access support by contacting the Designated Safeguarding Lead in the first instance or a member of the Child Protection team. Alternatively, you may wish to speak to the young person’s Form Tutor, Head of Year or Head of School who will contact the Child Protection Team, if appropriate.

During periods of school closure, such as school holidays, you should contact North Yorkshire County Council whose details are given below.

If you are worried about a child or a young person under the age of 18, you should contact the Children and Young People’s Service through the Multi Agency Screening Team (MAST). If your concern is outside of normal office hours, you should contact the emergency duty team.

Contact Details:-

Children and Young People’s Service through the Multi Agency Screening Team (MAST)

During Office Hours

By Phone: 01609 780780

Email: Children&families@northyorks.gov.uk

Secure email: Children&families@northyorks.gcsx.gov.uk

Outside Office Hours

Emergency Duty Team (for evenings, weekends and bank holidays): 01609 780780

Further details can be found at the following address:

http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3199

 

Police

In an emergency, always ring 999.

You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response.

 

NYCC Customer Services

 01609 780780

Childline

0800 11 11

 

NSPCC

0808 800 5000

 

Samaritans 

116 123 or 08457 90 90 90

www.samaritans.org

 

Compass Buzz 

0800 008 7452

07520 631168 (text service)

www.compassbuzz.org

 

Mental Health help

Mental Health help lines

 

School Inclusion Unit

Support which is available in our Inclusion Unit

Inclusion Unit

 

Keeping Your Child Safe

Parents/carers and schools need to work together to keep children safe.  Below are links to websites which provide parents/carers with useful information.

Where to go for advice and support – Drugs

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Social Media Library

 

County Lines

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-is-county-lines

 

The following websites provide support for young people who may need it for a variety of reasons:

http://www.talktofrank.com/

​​https://www.childline.org.uk/

​​http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Parents may be aware of recent reports in the media regarding “Momo”. Please see below a link with some information that you may find useful:-