Safeguarding and Child Protection

Our federation is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. Children are taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. This may include covering relevant issues through personal, social health and economic education (PSHE), and/or through relationships and sex education (RSE).

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Nicola Wilkinson
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at St Cuthbert's is Mr A Strzeszewski
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at Fountains Earth is Miss S Aldridge

What to do if you are worried about a child


IDASIDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. The Live Chat service will now run from 3 pm – 6 pm Monday – Friday.


The Go ToThe Go To -  NHS website dedicated to helping children and young people find mental health support in North Yorkshire.

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School Referral procedures and further information

All North Yorkshire schools, including our federation, 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 and would discuss concerns wherever possible.


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