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Safeguarding at Colburn

Meet the Designated Safeguarding Team

Mr Abdo

(Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Nicholas

(Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Hannon

(Deputy Safeguarding Lead)


Role of the Designated Lead(s)

The Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) ensure all confidential records are kept securely. It is the responsibility of the designated member of staff to have discussions with Social Care when concerns arise regarding the safety of a pupil at Colburn Community Primary School. All such pupils are closely monitored, including attendance, and where extra concerns arise these are always passed on to the appropriate agencies. The Designated Lead(s) ensure that all staff are trained with regard to Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Designated Safeguarding Governor 

Our School has a designated safeguarding governor, Angie Dale (Chair of Governors), who will act as the link person between the governing body and the Designated Leader(s). The governor will review safeguarding procedures/practices including access to training through termly meetings with the Designated Person. The governors will ensure that sufficient time is given to carry out the duties including accessing training. 

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is an umbrella term and covers many more aspects than just 'child protection'. 


Child Protection is protecting children from identified risks - originally focused on abuse at home, now a wider concept to include bullying, abuse through new technology etc.


Safeguarding extends child protection to include preventing harm and promoting the well being of children.

Our commitment 

Colburn Community Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school.  All North Yorkshire schools, including Colburn Community Primary School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures.  The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren.

However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures).  The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.  Click on the link below to view our Child Protection policy:

Child Protection Policy and Manual 2022-23

If you are worried about a child at Colburn, here are some useful contacts.

Useful web links: