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.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

All adults have regard to KCSiE when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The latest version of this statutory guidance outlines expectations around tackling sexual violence and harassment (including peer-on-peer abuse).

You can access the latest version here:–2

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: Mr Sam Butters, Headteacher The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Hannah Worthington, SENDCO and Mrs Kerry Payne, EYFS Lead Teacher

Our Designated Governor for Safeguarding is Miss Sarah Green (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