Threshfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. To ensure prompt communication between staff, we use CPOMS; an online system that allow us to monitor safeguarding, well-being and pastoral issue. this enable swift communication between all parties in a secure way.
We follow the procedures set out by the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/) and take account of all guidance issued by the Department for Education.
School Safeguarding Team
If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Ms Sarah Harper (Head Teacher - 01756 752348)
Deputy DSL: Miss Bethany Alexander, Mrs. Lisa Naisbett and Mrs Jenny Whitaker – 01756 752348
Safeguarding Governor: Mr Ian Green
Anti-bullying Coordinator: Miss Sonia Coulton
Chair of Governors: Mrs Brettle Roberts
Online Safety Lead: Ms Sarah Harper – 01756 752348
Cause for Concern
Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. We will ensure that our concerns about a child are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. In this case school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Partnership and inform the Social Services of the concern.
If you are worried about a child's safety please do not hesitate to contact school straight away.
Our Early Help Offer
Threshfield Primary School works to provide Early Help to those children and families in the school community with emerging needs, which may not be appropriate for Social Services intervention. Early help means providing support to our children and families as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life.
We understand just how complicated family life can be. From time to time, there may be situations where you need some extra help and support.
If things are not right at home, please come and talk to us.
We can help in many ways.
To work to families' strengths...
...especially those of parents / carers and to take time to understand their needs fully.
To focus on preventing problems...
...before they occur and try to offer flexible, responsive support when and where it's required.
To base all we do on evidence…
...of both what is needed and of what works and be brave enough to stop things that are wrong.
Successful Early Help Will Mean:
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Families can sometimes need support from a wide range of agencies. We recognise that other agencies will be able to support children and families based on their specialised work. Therefore, our role is often to signpost families to the resources that will best support their needs.