The Ribblesdale Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
We follow procedures set out by North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
All our staff have had appropriate child protection training, which is updated annually, and our Child Protection Policy is available on our policies page. It is the Governing Body’s duty to ensure the policy is reviewed annually.
In regards to other aspects of safeguarding, please look at the following areas of our website:
Online Safety Newsletters
Policies and Checklists
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Our Safeguarding Team
Our safeguarding team is led by Mrs Maddocks, as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) across the federation. Each school has at least one on-site Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL):
Hellifield: Mrs Devereux and Mrs Cawood
Long Preston: Mr Wiseman
Giggleswick: Miss Mounsey and Mrs Haynes
If you have concerns about a child or children in our schools please contact our Safeguarding Team in person or by using the email link below: