‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.’

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Rufforth Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside of the school premises. We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken.

We follow the DfE guidance from:

If you have any concerns about a child or adult’s safety, welfare or general wellbeing, please ensure that you speak to a member of our Safeguarding Team straight away by calling 01904 806222 or emailing office@rufforth.pmat.academy.

Safeguarding Team

Jill Richards
Headteacher and
Designated Safeguarding Lead
and Child Protection Officer

Simon Woolford
Assistant Headteacher Year 5/6 Teacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lucie Pollock
EYFS Lead & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Charlotte Walton
School Business

Safeguarding Policies

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Pathfinder Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement
Pathfinder Safeguarding Contacts

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (Mash)

MASH is a multi-agency team made up of representatives from a range of services, including Social Care, Early Help, Police and Health Professionals and is a single point of contact for all concerns about children. This partnership approach will make it easier to get children, young people and families to get the right level of support as quickly as possible. The MASH team can be contacted on 01904 551900 and more information is available on their website clicking here.

Useful Links

Learning about keeping safe online is a key skill for all children to learn. Parents and Carers need to keep up to date with ever changing technology to help their children be safe outside of school too. Here are some links to websites with useful information and help guides:

CEOP Internet Safety

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the button below.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Friday and, when an incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.