Burton Leonard Church of England Primary School

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We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school and all our staff, governors and volunteers have Child Protection training.

It is our highest priority to work in partnership with all to ensure that our children remain safe.

If you are worried about your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or the Headteacher. We respect parents’ rights to privacy and confidentiality and will not share sensitive information unless we have permission or it is necessary to do so in order to protect a child. We will share concerns we may have with parents unless to do so would place a child at risk of harm.

In the event of any concerns regarding the safety/well-being of a child or children, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Burton Leonard C of E Primary School, Mrs Rebecca Wolfe, Head Teacher; or the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at Burton Leonard C of E Primary School, Mrs Sally Drake.

Contact can be made through the office on 01765 677412

Any parents who are worried that a child is at risk can either contact the school or seek information via the NYSCB website.

All North Yorkshire schools follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Partnership procedures.

We have trained First Aiders in school and we will deal with minor accidents and injuries.

Please ensure that school is informed of any changes to contact and emergency details.

Health and Welfare

Please inform the school if your child has any specific problems or difficulties e.g. allergies, dietary problems etc.

Teachers can only administer prescribed and named medication which needs to be taken during school hours and parents must complete an authorisation form.

Prevent Duty

As part of Burton Leonard Church of England (VC) Primary School's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

At our school we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). All our staff and Governors have completed Prevent training on what Prevent is about and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school.

Making a Referral Directly - NYSCP

Educate Against Hate Website

Prevent Duty in Schools

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership