St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School Ripon


 Safeguarding is defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children as: 

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children's health and development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable children to have the best outcome.

St Wilfrid's is committed to the safeguarding of all children through the adoption of appropriate policies and practices within the following key areas:

  • Safer recruitment
  • Management of safeguarding including the effective implementation of the safeguarding policy and staff training.
  • Inclusion, attendance and anti-bullying
  • Managing Risk e.g. online safety
  • Premises security 

The safeguarding team may be contacted via the school office or through individual email addresses as follows:

Mrs J Allen: Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Hakes: Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr T Jones: Safeguarding Governor

We are an Operation Encompass School and operate jointly with police to support children who are victims of domestic abuse. Mrs Allen has attended training and is the key person for Operation Encompass at St Wilfrid's. 

Child Protection Policy 2023

Child Friendly Child Protection Policy

Child Friendly Child on Child Abuse Policy

Acceptable Use Policy 2023

Acceptable Use Agreement for Year 1-3

Acceptable Use Agreement Year 4-6

Anti Bullying Policy September 2023

Online Safety Policy February 2023

Anyone who has a significant safeguarding concern about a governor, the head teacher, member of staff or volunteer may contact the Local Authority Designated Officer.  LADO information here