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Safeguarding and child protection

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.

Designated Child Protection Staff

Mrs Jennifer Mitchell:
Designated Safeguarding Lead




Mrs Carole Dickson:
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead




Mr Matthew Oxley:
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mr James McGann:
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead




Jenny Parker is the Safeguarding Governor.

Keeping Our Children Safe

At Scarcroft Primary we are committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare and well-being of all of our pupils and adults. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable which can impact on other children either directly or indirectly. We always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils and families.

Everyone working in our school has a responsibility to help keep children and young people safe by providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in school.

The best advice that we can give any child, or adult, if they feel that they or someone else is unsafe is to TELL SOMEONE!

The York MASH Team

The York MASH team provides professionals and members of the public with advice, information and support about services for children and young people who are vulnerable and at risk. The service aims to help practitioners to deliver the right help to the right children and young people at the right time and support practitioners to work in an integrated way with children, young people and their families.

Are you concerned about a child? Contact #YorkMASH on 01904 551900 or email Further information can be found on the CYSCP website #helpustohelpthem

Did you know we’ve got a safeguarding hub which you can contact about any concerns or worries that you have about a child or young person? You can contact them on 01904 551900 or email information can be found here #helpustohelpthem.

Are you concerned about a child?

Call Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01904 551900. If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. Further information can be found here #helpustohelpthem

When schools, colleges and childcare settings are not open to all, this may mean some children and young people are more isolated and vulnerable. To find out about support available, get in touch on 01904 551900 or #earlyhelpYork #helpustohelpthem.

This can be a stressful and uncertain time for some families. Reach out to find out about support available, 01904 551900 or #earlyhelpYork #helpustohelpthem.

Sometimes children and families need some extra support. Early help brings together people from the right services who can work with you and your family to help make things better. To find out about support available, get in touch on 01904 551900 or #earlyhelpYork #helpustohelpthem.

The Underwear Rule

Simple conversations really can help keep your child safe, and that’s what we will help you do. We want to help parents and carers talk to their children about staying safe. The Underwear Rule is just one way that – together – we can prevent child abuse.

We teach our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic.

PANTS stands for:

  • Privates are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help
Talk PANTS with Pantosaurus and his PANTS song #TalkPANTS

Meet Pantosaurus – our pant-wearing Dino! He wants every child to stay safe and strong, just like him, and he’s on a mission to share an important message.

The Underwear Rule: Parents’ tips for talking PANTS

Parents share their tips on using the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule guide. Hear how they had simple conversations with their children about keeping safe. Teach your child the Underwear Rule. Get your free guide here.


If you are looking at this website and have an urgent safeguarding concern which you are not able to discuss with a member of staff, please use these contacts:

MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) – Office hours T: 01904 551900

North Yorkshire Emergency Out of Hours Duty Team T: 01609 780780

Urgent assistance with mental health, please call York CAMHS Crisis Team T: 08000 516171

Useful links

To take a look at a number of resources on topics that will help you understand how to keep your child safe, spot danger signs and offer you support and help, please visit the Safeguarding page on the South Bank Multi Academy Trust’s website.

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