Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding is paramount at Barwic Parade and the safety of each and every pupil comes before anything else!

Barwic Parade Safeguarding Team
Miss Sarah Dixon - Head Teacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Becky Kirkland - Inclusion Leader / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Emily Parkhill - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


If you have a safeguarding concern that you wish to discuss please speak with one of the members of the safeguarding team.

Barwic Parade Community Primary School has safeguarding and child protection procedures that incorporate Government policy and legislation. The Designated Safeguarding Officer is Miss Sarah Dixon, Headteacher. 


All staff are trained in basic awareness in child protection through North Yorkshire's Safeguarding Children's Board. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting their welfare of our pupils.

Safeguarding Flow Chart

Barwic Parade Community Primary School provides policy and guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and children. We provide a very sensitive and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. 


We have a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to Children's Social Care Services. If you have any child protection or safeguarding concerns please contact the school and ask to speak to Miss Dixon. Referrals to Children's Social can be made at any time by anyone by calling 01757 780780

Do you have a concern? Here is a quick guide to help you to report this effectively...

Low Level Concern Form

The NYCC Early Help Team
North Yorkshire County Council have launched a new children and families Early Help service that brings together a range of preventative work collaboratively previously undertaken by seperate services. There is now a single service which:


  • Operates seamlessley throughout the 0-19 age range;
  • Eliminates duplication, unnecessary and unhelpful transitions for families;
  • Has a new way to provide services, including a greater capacity to provide early help in a more targeted way to children, young people and families.


Please click on the following link for more information on the Prevention Service.

Some websites to explore with your children....