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
Mrs Hollie Smith - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jodie Morris -  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Elaine Exley - Governor 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 0300 131 2 131

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

Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement


Our school is part of Operation Encompass.


Operation Encompass is a national police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Violence and Abuse and which is in place in every police force in England and Wales.

Children were recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the 2021 Domestic Abuse Act.


Operation Encompass means that the police will share information with our school about all police attended Domestic Abuse incidents which involve any of our children PRIOR to the start of the next school day.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads have completed the online Operation Encompass Key Adult training they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all other school staff and Governors. All schools staff and Governors will undertake the online training over the next academic year.


Our DSL Sarah Dixon undertook training in September 2022

Our DDSL Becky Kirkland undertook training in September 2022

Our Safeguarding Governor undertook training in September 2022


Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school and we ensure that when a new child joins our school the parents/carers are informed about Operation Encompass.


The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.


As a staff we have  discussed how we can support our children who are experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse on a day-to-day basis and particularly following the Operation Encompass notification. We have access to the Operation Encompass Handbooks to inform our thinking.


We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk.


The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports.


We have access to the Operation Encompass Key Adult Responsibilities checklist to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.


When Head Teacher, DSL or DDSLs leave the school and other staff are appointed, they will ensure that all Operation Encompass log in details are shared with the new Head Teacher /Key Adults and that the new member of staff will undertake the Operation Encompass online training.  

The NYC 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 Early Help Service.

Some websites to explore with your children....