Keeping children safe is everyones responsibility

Child Protection Procedures


On the discovery, disclosure or suspicion of abuse, all staff must ACT.
If in any doubt, ACT.

Inform a Named person for Child Protection (Safeguarding Team) immediately and ensure this is added on to CPOMS). Should you need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care yourself, please ring Children’s Social Care Initial Contact Point on 01274 435600 or the Emergency Duty Team on 01274 431010


At Parkwood Primary School we see the health, safety and well-being of all our children as of paramount importance to all the adults who work in school.

Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, race, culture or disability. They have the right to be safe in our school. At Parkwood we respect our children. The atmosphere within our school is one that encourages all children to do their best. We provide opportunities that enable our children to take and make decisions for themselves. Our teaching of personal, social and health education and citizenship, as part of the National Curriculum, helps to develop appropriate attitudes in our children and make them aware of their decisions on others. We also teach them how to recognise different situations, and how to behave in response to them.Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school.


The Safeguarding (Named person) Team 


                                                                                                                                 Mrs Rachel Taylor- Designated Safeguarding Lead DSL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rachel Taylor                                Sacha Nelson 

                                                                                                                          Designated Safeguarding Lead         Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 




                                                                                                                 Rebecca Quick               Parveen Ali                              Jacqueline Hill

                                                                                                                 Deputy Designated       Deputy Designated                Deputy Designated

                                                                                                                 Lead                                Lead                                         Lead 



Download Safeguarding Team  Poster 



Mr Gary Crompton is the Trust Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Helen Flynn
 is the Link Trustee for Safeguarding




Child protection & Safeguarding Policy 

Code of Conduct 2023

Care & Control (Positive Handling) Policy



Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Information Sharing - Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused






Refuge - For women and children against domestic violence

Safelives - young people and domestic abuse. - Preventing Neglect, Abuse and Exploitation (including FGM)

HM Government - Counter Extremism Strategy - Prevent Duty Guidance - Children Missing Education

Talk to Frank - Information and Advice on Drugs - DfE Mental Health & Behaviour

UK Safer Internet Centre - Advice on Online Safety



Whistleblowing Procedures

Any concerns about inappropriate conduct in school by members of staff or visitors must be taken to the Head of Academy or a member of the Safeguarding team immediately. 
If you do not feel you can take your concern to the above people, please either: 

  • Contact the Chair of Governors via the school address or by email to:
  • Contact the Chief Executive Officer or the Chair of Trustees via NSAT Business Centre, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QN, or by email to:   

Free, confidential advice about Whistleblowing can also be obtained from Protect:



What should I do if I have a safeguarding concern?

If you have a safeguarding concern surrounding a student at Parkwood School, please call to speak to member of the Safeguarding Team or send us an email.

Phone Number: 01535 632 832