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Mrs Lisa Longford is the Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead (DSL).

Mrs Elaine Nayler is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL). 


Child Protection Policy:  Available - click here

Children Not Collected Policy:  Available - click here

Keeping children safe in education - statutory guidance: Available - click here

Keeping children safe in education - a summary of changes (Sept 2023): Available - click here



Our committment

Askwith Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Askwith 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. Askwith Primary School’s child protection policy is available publicly on the school’s website. 


At Askwith Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and take account of the information contained in the DfE documents 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' and 'Keep Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (DfE 2020)' as the safety and protection of children is of paramount importance to everyone in this school.




Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is best defined as: 

'Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children's mental health and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes'. (Keep Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (DfE 2020)


We want all our children to achieve their full potential by:

  • being as physically and mentally healthy as possible
  • experiencing good quality education opportunities
  • living in a safe environment
  • learning and working in a safe environment
  • experiencing emotional well-being
  • feeling loved and valued
  • receiving support from a network of reliable and affectionate relationships
  • learning to look after themselves
  • coping with everyday living
  • having a sense of identity and a positive image of themselves
  • developing their confidence and their interpersonal skills



  • We believe that all children have the right to be safe in our society. Therefore, we recognise that we have a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by creating a positive school atmosphere through our teaching and learning, pastoral support and care for both pupils and school personnel, training for school personnel and working with parents.


  • We work hard to ensure that everyone keeps careful watch throughout the school and in everything we do for possible dangers or difficulties. We want all children to feel safe at all times. We want to hear their views of how we can improve all aspects of safeguarding and from the evidence gained we put into place all necessary improvements.





'The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Leaders make sure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children. Leaders work well with other professionals to keep pupils safe. Leaders keep detailed records of any safeguarding concerns and the actions they have taken as a result. Leaders work closely with colleagues in secondary schools, sharing information appropriately when pupils transfer at the end of Year 6. The multi-academy trust provides regular safeguarding training for all staff. Leaders ensure that all staff are knowledgeable about any local risks to pupils’ safety. Pupils learn about risks to their safety.'

Ofsted November 2022

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