Safeguarding and Wellbeing

You will find our current Safeguarding Policy, together with the Covid 19 specific addendum to this, on the School Policies & Documents Page.

Our Aim

Throughout the duration of the nationwide school closure announced by the government in March, as we were able to invite more children back into school in the summer term, and since school has fully reopened in September with our new risk assessments and protocols in place, staff at Dunnington CE Primary School have worked and continue to work to maintain the link between home and school. We recognise the importance of working together to safeguard all children during this unprecedented time.

This page is designed to ensure that all students and their parents have information and guidance to ensure children are kept as safe and have access to support whether they are attending school in person or learning remotely.

Sharing Concerns

Should you have a concern about the welfare of a young person, you can access support through the usual support routes at school. Our staff continue to offer the support necessary to our students.

Mrs Caroline Hancy and Mrs Edwina Subritzky are the Designated Safeguarding Leads and  Miss Ashleigh Stewart is our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Advisor for South York Multi-Academy Trust. All of these staff are available via email:

Mrs Hancy  head.dunningtonprimary@york.gov.uk

Mrs Subritzky  edwina.subritzky@dunnington.yorkschools.net

or

Miss Stewart  stewarta@fulford.york.sch.uk

Alternatively, If you are worried about a child or a young person, you could contact the City of York Council’s Children and Young People’s Services through the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). If your concern is outside of normal office hours, you should contact the emergency duty team.

During Office Hours

By Phone: 01904 551900

Email:  childrensfrontdoor@york.gov.uk

Outside Office Hours

Emergency Duty Team (for evenings, weekends and bank holidays): 01609 780780

In an emergency

If you are concerned that a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm, you should seek medical help or, in an emergency ring 999.

You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response

HELP AND ADVICE LINES

CHILDLINE

0800 11 11 www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC

0808 800 5000

SAMARITANS

116 123 or 08457 90 90 90 www.samaritans.org

KOOTH

Online mental health and counselling support https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87d,

KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE

Below are links to websites which provide parents/carers with useful information. Where to go for advice and support

THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO MAY NEED IT FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS:

Parents may be concerned regarding online ‘apps’ or websites their children are using. Please see below a link which contains parent information on a variety of apps that you may find useful:-https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides