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.

‘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

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

Safeguarding Team

Kirsty Cobb
Assistant Head and
Inclusion Manager

Jill Richards
Headteacher and
Designated Child
Protection Officer

Sarah Hunter-White
Designated Child
Protection Governor

Ruth Collins
School Business

Charlotte Walton
Office Manager

Pete Shephard
Site Manager

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.

Contact MASH on 01904 551900 or visit their website for more information by clicking here.

Safeguarding Documents

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Team Poster

COVID-19 Attendance Appendix