‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.’
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Acomb Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors. We promote a climate where students and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.
Anyone with any concerns about the welfare of a pupil MUST report it to our Designated Safeguarding, or in their absence, one of the deputies, by contacting school as soon as possible on 01904 798453 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Lee Haynes and Simon White
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (Mash)
MASH is a multi-agency team made up of representatives from a range of services, including Social Care, Early Help, Police and Health Professionals and is a single point of contact for all concerns about children. This partnership approach will make it easier to get children, young people and families to get the right level of support as quickly as possible. The MASH team can be contacted on 01904 551900 and more information is available on their website clicking here.
Learning about keeping safe online is a key skill for all children to learn. Parents and Carers need to keep up to date with ever changing technology to help their children be safe outside of school too. Here are some links to websites with useful information and help guides:
- Social Media
- Parents’ Guide to Tech
- Parent’s Guide to Apps
- E-Safety Leaflets and Posters
- Social Media guides and help
CEOP Internet Safety
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the button below.
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between all schools, academies and colleges in York and North Yorkshire. This new project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Friday and, when an incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.