Sherburn Hungate Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures.
Our Safeguarding Lead Team
Designated Safeguarding Leader
Mrs Julia Weights
In most circumstances, the school will endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents/carers 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/carers.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Safeguarding Training Information
Our staff team receive annual safeguarding training and regular updates throughout the year and the Senior Leadership Team conduct regular monitoring checks with staff to ensure they understand the training and information provided. The team received their latest safeguarding training on Monday 4th September 2023.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Julia Weights, regularly attends regional safeguarding webinars, face-to-face training sessions and is also a part of the DSL STARMAT network. Her most recent training was completed in May 2022. This was the Designated Safeguarding Lead Training Level 3, provided by High Speed Training.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Martyn Broom, completed his most recently Level 3 training in October 2023. He is also a Designated Safeguarding Lead at another STARMAT primary school.
Useful Websites for Families
The PANTS / Underwear rule – guidance for parents on how to talk to your child about keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse
Fortnite - Staying safe on Fortnite: Battle Royale
Net Aware – Parents review kids’ social networks, apps and games
Minecraft – Staying safe on Minecraft
UK Safer Internet Centre – Parent controls – Parental Controls offered by your home internet provide