Safeguarding Children

Everyone has a responsibility to ensure that we keep all our children safe and we take this responsibility very seriously at St Oswald’s. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We are always here to help.

If you are concerned about a child or a child makes a disclosure to you, please contact a member of the safeguarding team immediately. Any concerns that you have regarding the welfare of any child or adult working within St Oswald’s CE Primary must be recorded and reported immediately in line with the school’s Safeguarding Policy.

Who can I contact if I have a concern?

We have an open safeguarding culture at our school and you can speak to any one at anytime if you are concerned about a child’s welfare. All safeguarding procedures are overseen by the key safeguarding professionals listed below:

Where can I find more information about school safeguarding procedures?

Below you will find some key information and policies that help us all to do this. Please note all safeguarding policies can be found under the policies section of our website.

What is Keeping Children Safe in Education?

Please find below a copy of the Department of Education’s key document ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. This is the document that all school staff have read and follow in school.

Who should I contact if I have concerns outside of the school day?

As a school team, we are always available throughout the school day and are contactable on an evening/weekend in safeguarding emergencies too.

However, we appreciate that there may be an occasion where school may be unreachable and concerns are at a level of emergency.

If you’re concerned about a child or young person, you can contact the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) team. If there are immediate concerns about the safety of a child, you should contact North Yorkshire Police on 999

Contact MASH Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm:

Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays, contact the Emergency Duty Team