Addingham Primary School

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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Keeping Children Safe is Everyone’s Responsibility


Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are our pupils.  This means that we have Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures in place, which we refer to in our prospectus.  All staff, including our volunteers and supply staff, must ensure that they are aware of our procedures. 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests or a child is at significant risk or in immediate danger.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm.  It relates to aspects of school life including:

  • pupils’ health and safety
  • the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • internet/online or e-safety
  • behaviour
  • bullying 
  • other harassment and discrimination, including racism
  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context
  •  recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the school site
  • physical security of the school site


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Miss Linda Spinks (Headteacher)

The Designated Safeguarding Team – Mrs Field (Pastoral and Parental Support), Mr Hughes,  Mrs Monkman (SENDCO), Mrs Waterhouse (Deputy Head)

The named governor with responsibility for Child Protection is Anna Robinson, contactable on


If you have concerns about a child, these are the numbers that you can ring for advice and/or to make a referral:

If you have a safeguarding concern about an adult in school, please contact the Headteacher.  If you have a safeguarding concern about the Headteacher, please contact Anna Robinson (Chair of Governors) at:


NSPCC Guide to leaving your child home alone. 

Please click here to access the guide as this is a common query parents have. 


We are a 360 degree safe school. We have been accredited with the ESafety, safer online, safety mark. Please see the E-Safeguarding section of our website for more information. We have held this quality mark for three years and in 2020 were re awarded it.