Safeguarding

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Here at Bentham Community Primary School we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. 

We, like all North Yorkshire Schools, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children's Board procedures. We have a number of school policies in place that support children, families and staff to ensure Safeguarding is consistent and effective in school. As well as policies for grown ups, we have a child friendly child protection policy and a strong emphasis on PSHE and SMSC within our curriculum in order to give our children the tools to seek support when they are sad, scared or worried. 

Any Safeguarding concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as 'Designated Child Protection Leaders' in compliance with the 'sharing of information' guidance. 

Our Designated Safeguarding lead in school is Mrs Chapman and Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Pearson. We also have our Family Support Assistant Miss Downham who is also able to support children and families with pastoral matters and trained as a safeguarding leader in school. The Governor responsible for Safeguarding in our school is Mrs Leanne Buckley. 

The school will, in most circumstances, endevour to discuss all concerns about any children with their parents. 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). 

Anybody who is worried about a child can make a referral to the North Yorkshire Multi-Agency Screening Team (MAST). More information can be found at https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk  Where there are significant immediate concerns about the safety of a child, call 999. 

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