Please find below links that take you to pages which contain statutory information.

Also highlighted below in PDf format are key school policies relating to Child Protection and the Safeguarding of pupils. It is important that parents are aware of the policies and practices we have in place at school to keep our children safe.

Our School Commitment to Safeguarding your Child

Safeguarding is the responsibility of everybody and we wish encourage parents and children to contact the school if they have any concerns or questions about safeguarding.

  • Our Designated Lead for Safeguarding is Mr Richard Wright , who is also our Executive Headteacher.
  • Our Deputy Designated Lead is Mrs Amanda Allen,  who is also our Assistant Headteacher.
  • Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Amanda Dawson
  • Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Rachael Caton

Cause for Concern

Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. We will ensure that our concerns about a child are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. In this case school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Partnership and inform the Social Services of the concern.

If you are worried about a child's safety please do not hesitate to contact school straight away.

Our Early Help Offer

Kirkby Malham Primary School works to provide Early Help to those children and families in the school community with emerging needs, which may not be appropriate for Social Services intervention. Early help means providing support to our children and families as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life.

We understand just how complicated family life can be. From time to time, there may be situations where you need some extra help and support.

If things are not right at home, please come and talk to us.

We can help in many ways.

Our Aims

To work to families' strengths...

...especially those of parents / carers and to take time to understand their needs fully.

To focus on preventing problems...

...before they occur and try to offer flexible, responsive support when and where it's required.

To base all we do on evidence…

...of both what is needed and of what works and be brave enough to stop things that are wrong.

Successful Early Help Will Mean:

  • are physically and emotionally healthy
  • are resilient and able to learn well
  • are supported by their families, community and (when necessary) professionals in order to thrive
  • live in safe environments
Parents and Carers:
  • support one another in the community
  • know where to get help if needed
  • have trusted relationships with school, community, other parents
  • are well informed about how best to help their child develop and motivated to make great choices.

Useful Contacts

If you wish to find out more about the school or have any safeguarding concerns then please contact the school directly and ask to speak to Mr Wright or Mrs Allen via the school number 01729 830214.

Please be aware that Mrs Dawson and Mrs Caton may also be reached via the school number 01729 830214 or contacted directly via their email addresses: [email protected] and/or [email protected] respectively.

Families can sometimes need support from a wide range of agencies. We recognise that other agencies will be able to support children and families based on their specialised work. Therefore, our role is often to signpost families to the resources that will best support their needs.