Hovingham CE(VC) Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Hovingham School, 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. For a full copy of the school’s Child Protection Policy, please follow the link below. A paper copy is also available from the school office on request.
The Headteacher has ‘Safer Recruitment’ training along with a member of the governing body.
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr James Pynn (Headteacher) and Mrs Julie Caddy and Ms Dunning (Deputies)
Nominated Governor – Mrs Kim Colenso
Please click on the links below to access the Government’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education – updated Sept 2021’, and the ‘Protecting children from radicalisation’ documents:
The school promotes online safety and all staff have had training and we run regular online safety courses for parents. The websites below offer information for parents on child protection and online safety:
Websites offering information for parents on child protections and online safety
Internet Matters http://www.internetmatters.org/
Parent Zone http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent
Parents Protect www.parentsprotect.co.uk
DfE Advice for Parents on Cyber Bullying https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/444865/Advice_for_parents_on_cyberbullying.pdf