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The welfare and safety of children who attend our school is our paramount concern. We promote the health, well-being and safety of the pupils in all we do.

Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school.

The staff at Airy Hill Primary School have a duty to report any concerns that they may have that any child may be at risk from significant harm or may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse.

All adults working with or on behalf of children have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.


The school has carried out a thorough risk assessment for Covid Management

Latest Risk Assessment: Covid Secure Arrangements September

We also have an  Outbreak Management Plan which can be accessed here: Outbreak Management Plan

All staff at Airy Hill Primary School undergo a thorough safer recruitment and vetting process. We have a Safeguarding Team which consists of:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Catherine Matthewman, Headteacher The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Miss Sarah Green, Engagement and Attendance Leader

Our Designated Governor for Safeguarding is Miss Deborah Hall (Vice Chair)

What to do if you think a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect

Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility. Members of the public, as well as staff in helping agencies, can play a vital role in helping to protect children from abuse or neglect.

Whilst the child’s welfare is always the most important consideration, there is also a duty on professionals to work in partnership with parents, to provide support where necessary and  to ensure that children remain with their families wherever possible.

If any member of the public thinks a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect, they should  contact Children's Social Care or the NSPCC 

If you are worried about a child please the NYCC website for more information about how to report your concerns. 

NSPCC National Helpline

Tel: (0808) 8005000

NSPCC Whistleblowing Helpline
Tel: (0800) 028 0285

If a member of the public considers that there is an emergency situation, they should dial 999 for the Police