Sherburn Hungate Primary School

A proud member of the STAR Multi-Academies Trust

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North Crescent, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Leeds, North Yorkshire, LS25 6DD

Safeguarding Information

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.

Click here to access our safeguarding visitor information.

Click here to access the STARMAT safeguarding statement.

Our Safeguarding Lead Team

Designated Safeguarding Leader

Mrs Julia Weights

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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Martyn Broom

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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Fiona Mackay

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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Bobbi Walker

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Key Information

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

BBC Webwise – Safety and Privacy

CEOP’s Thinkuknow


Childnet International

Fortnite - Staying safe on Fortnite: Battle Royale

Internet Matters

Net Aware – Parents review kids’ social networks, apps and games


Minecraft – Staying safe on Minecraft

Parent info from CEOP and Parent zone

TIKTOK App - Parent Safety Information

Anti- bullying Alliance

The internet Watch Foundation

UK Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre – Parent controls – Parental Controls offered by your home internet provide

STARSafe - Your Monthly Safeguarding Newsletter for Parents/Carers

May 2024