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:
Our Safeguarding Team
Our safeguarding team is led by Miss Ward, as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) across the federation. Each school has at least one on-site Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL):
Hellifield: Miss Sargison and Mrs Cawood
Long Preston: Ms Ward
Giggleswick: Mrs Thompson and Miss Mounsey
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:
All safeguarding concerns are securely logged using our online child protection monitoring system (CPOMS).