The Wolds and Vale federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils 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.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
At the Wolds and Vale Federation, we take our role in safeguarding very seriously as we believe all children have the right to feel and be safe.
Our Senior Designated Lead is Mrs Jo Mould (Interim Headteacher)
Our Deputy Designated Lead is Mrs Leanne Walker (Deputy Head)
Please remember, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Visit the below website for important information for parents and carers, children and young people and professionals who work with them.: https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/about-us/worried-about-a-child/
Operation Encompass is a joint initiative which involves North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the Safeguarding Children’s Boards for the City of York and North Yorkshire, working together to ensure appropriate safeguarding and support is provided to children caught up in incidents of domestic abuse.
The initiative works by safeguarding Officers from NYP referring incidents of Domestic Abuse to identified key adults in schools, where a child between the ages of four and eighteen years of age has been directly involved, or has been a witness during the domestic incident. This is done every day across North Yorkshire, prior to the start of the following school day. This is completed so that pastoral support can be given to the child. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved. See link for further details: http://www.operationencompass.org
Safeguarding Information for Visitors
All staff and visitors alike have a responsibility for safeguarding our pupils. To ensure this we ask the following:
The NSPCC website can be found using the following link https://www.nspcc.org.uk/