Safeguarding and Child Protection

Kirby Hill CE Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Kirby Hill CE Primary School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures. The school will, normally, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility. Where there are significant immediate concerns about the safety of a child, you should contact the police on 999.

Everyone has a responsibility to refer a child when it is believed or suspected that a child:

  • Has suffered significant harm and /or;
  • Is likely to suffer significant harm and/or;
  • Has developmental and welfare needs which are likely only to be met through provision of family support services (with agreement of the child’s parent).

Please refer to the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership's website for more information about how to make a referral: NYSCP (

If you believe the situation is urgent but does not require the police, please call 0300 131 2 131 to make a telephone contact.

Should your call be outside of business hours (Monday – Friday / 9am-5pm) please still call 0300 131 2 131 to speak to the Emergency Duty Team.

If you have any concerns about a child within our school community and it is not urgent but worth reporting, please speak to Miss Lowe in the first instance.


Designated Safeguarding Leads


Miss Emma Lowe  (DSL)




  Mrs Alex Houghton (Deputy DSL)


    Mr Andy Cryer (Deputy DSL)



   Mrs Christine Millett (Safeguarding Governor)




For more information about safeguarding in North Yorkshire, please see the NYSCP page for parents and carers: NYSCP (