Safeguarding Statement

Killinghall CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All North Yorkshire schools, including Killinghall CE 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.

Anyone who has concerns about a child's welfare can make a referral to Children's Social Care. Referrals can come from the child themselves, practitioners such as teachers, early year's providers, the police, probation service, GPs and health visitors as well as family members and members of the public. If you have a concern please use the link below to find out more about procedures and the referral process.


The school’s child protection policy is available in the policies section of the web site. Mrs Sarah Bassitt is the Designated Lead for child protection. Mrs Elouise Foster is the Deputy Designated Lead.

Our safeguarding governor is Mrs MArion McCormick.

All staff and governors have full child protection and safeguarding  training. An s128 check is completed on all staff and governors and enhanced DBS checks are in place.

The Headteacher has 'Keeping Children Safe on Line', 'Recognising & Preventing FGM' and 'Child Sexual Exploitation' training. She also has 'Safer Recruitment' training along with the Assistant Head and one other teacher. Our Office Manager also have this training. along with a Governor.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. Staff and Governors have taken the appropriate training to fulfill their roles in this. This has been updated to include links to right wing groups.
We are aware of local issues relating to safeguarding. Child Criminal Exploitation is a high priority with 'County Lines' being a real problem in the Harrogate area. Absence rates in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber region is a concern with 1 in 8 children having persistent absence in 17/18. We rigourously monitor absence and challenge unknown absences.

Please click on the links below to access the Government's 'Keeping Children Safe in Education - updated Sept 2020', and the 'Protecting children from radicalisation' documents:

Click HERE to see the document: Keeping Children Safe in Education

Click HERE for more information on 'Protecting Children from Radicalisation

If you would like information regarding esafety please see the link in School Information.

Behaviour statement for visitors to school, including parents and carers.

Killinghall CE Primary School strongly believes that our school should be a welcoming and safe place for our children, staff, parents and visitors alike and that our parents share that belief. We have legal responsibilities for the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and staff, and a duty of care to all users of our school.

All adults who enter our school site at any time set examples of behaviour and conduct which influence children and young people and we believe that they should therefore demonstrate high standards of conduct in order to encourage our pupils to do the same. Parents and carers must show respect to all other parents and carers, children and staff.

Adults who do not behave in an acceptable manner may be asked to leave the site and the Headteacher has the right to further restrict their access.

Behaviour which is regarded as unacceptable includes:

  • Physical abuse, threatening, oppressive or aggressive behaviour or use of offensive language towards other adults, staff or children
  • Entering the school site under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Smoking anywhere on the school site
  • Bringing dogs, with the exception of Assistance Dogs, on to the school site without the explicit permission of the Headteacher
  • School-related issues which parents or carers have concerning school, pupils or their families must be brought to the attention of a member of staff. Parents or carers must not try to resolve any issues themselves by direct action on site. If issues cannot be successfully resolved by speaking to a staff member, parents’ and carers’ correct course of action is use our Complaints Procedure as appropriate
  • We expect all communication between parents and school to be conducted in a polite and respectful manner. Communication may be similarly restricted if it becomes unacceptable.

If you have any concerns for the safety of any of the children at school please consult the Headteacher, our designated leader with responsibility for child protection.

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