Mr Nigel Stewart is the Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead (DSL).
Mrs Sam Meneely is the Deputy Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead.
Baldersby St James Church of England Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Baldersby St James Church Of England 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. Baldersby St James Church of England Primary School’s child protection policy is available publicly on the school’s website.
At Baldersby St James Church of England 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 2015)' 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 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 2014))
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