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Safeguarding Policy

Please read through our latest Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Statement of Intent

Archbishop of York’s CE Junior School considers safeguarding, and promoting the welfare and protection of children in its care as paramount. It follows the City of York Safeguarding Children Board's procedures and guidance.


We are committed to providing the framework for the protection of our children and young people from abuse and neglect. We are also committed to providing clear directions and guidance on what staff and volunteers should do if they are concerned about a child, creating a culture of appropriate attitudes and behaviours.


This will be achieved by:

  • Valuing, listening to and respecting children and young people.
  • Educating pupils on how to keep safe, recognise any unacceptable behaviour and know that they can approach staff within the school for support.
  • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with parents, staff and volunteers.
  • Providing staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect that a child may be experiencing, or be at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • Ensuring that members of the governing body, the headteacher and staff members understand their responsibilities under safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance, knowing that any concerns should be referred to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Creating a culture of safer recruitment for any new staff members and ensuring that appointment of staff and volunteers only happens when all the appropriate checks have been satisfactorily completed.
  • Providing effective management of staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.


The school aims to share information with parents on how to keep children safe, and how they can report concerns if they are worried a child is at risk of harm. A range of information and resources for parents can be found at the City of York Safeguarding Children Board’s website and through the NSPCC website. Please also read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on our Policies page.


Key contacts for the School:

1. Safeguarding Lead (Acting Headteacher) - Sally Sutton                                                             
2. Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads - Jenny Ingram and Stephen Rawlinson 
3. Nominated Governor for Safeguarding - Fiona Phillips