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   Safeguarding at

Lythe CEVC School

We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school and, through our policies, procedures and attitudes, strive to promote a culture of shared responsibility for all aspects of safeguarding.  All North Yorkshire schools, including Lythe CEVC School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures.

We work hard to ensure that:

- we employ staff and volunteers who are suitable to work with children

- our policies and procedures are understood and adhered to by all staff at all times

- there are clear expectations and boundaries for behaviour of children, staff and volunteers

- children are taught strategies for recognising and dealing with dangers.

- all staff and volunteers are confident in dealing with concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, and that there are rigorous procedures in place for following up concerns.

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 on request from the school office or can be viewed on our policies page.


What can I do if I am worried about a child?

If parents, staff or volunteers have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, the main point of contact in school is Lisa Armstrong, who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Kim Brown who is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The governor with responsibility for overseeing child protection matters is Kath Cornforth. Staff and governors should complete a Cause for Concern form and pass it to the DSL or Deputy DSL.

This is in line with our child protection policy, but if you do not feel able to talk to the school, or are unable to contact staff for any reason, then you can telephone the Children's Social Care Contact Centre on 01609 536993, or contact the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board at any time. Documents and information about reporting concerns are also available on the staff room noticeboard.

Important Documents

All staff, governors and volunteers must read these documents and sign the form in the school office to say that they agree to abide by the contents. 


Child Protection / Safeguarding Policy Nov 2017

Whistleblowing Policy 2016

Safer Working Practices

Working together to Safeguard Children 2015

E-Safety Policy 

Electronic Communications Acceptable Use Policy 

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Keeping Children Safe in Education Updated September 2016


 Training and Information

NYCC guidelines for dealing with prejudice-based incidents 2016

Briefing notes from North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training

Prevent: Channel online basic awareness training

Forced Marriage online training

FGM online training

CSE online training

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board training dates and news updates

For staff and governor links to e-safety / social media training and updates, please email Lisa Armstrong.



Contacting the Governors

The Chair of Governors, Mrs Claudia Unger-Bloor, can be contacted through the School Office on 01947 893373 or directly via email using the contact form below. You can find a full list of governors in the

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