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Bishopthorpe Infant School and the Governing Body fully recognises the responsibility it has to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We have children's safety and well-being as a key priority and have strong safeguarding procedures including:

  • Working together with other agencies (MASH) to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm. 

  • Safer recruitment practices when appointing new staff and volunteers.

  • Regular training for our staff and governors to ensure the welfare and safety of our children.

  • Clear guidance for staff and volunteers on how to behave and work with children and young adults. 

  • Staff are highly vigilant and report any concerns they have about a child's well-being swiftly. 

  • An ethos where concerns are discussed with parents, and children know that they can talk about their worries to an adult they trust.

  • Safe computer access, with secure filtering and training for children and staff in e-safety.  We also provide guidance to parents on e-safety.

  • Safeguarding procedures which follow the recommended procedures by City of York Council.


If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety of a child, you can contact our designated safeguarding leaders who are:

  • Angela Rhodes   Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Rachel Goodall   Deputy Safeguarding Lead

  • Andrew McKevitt  Child Protection Governor


If you think that a child is being abused or neglected you can call the Children's Front Door on 01904 551900 or email Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team on


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For information on domestic abuse please visit the following websites:

Women’s Aid or IDAS

Operation Encompass - Domestic Abuse Information Sharing