Safeguarding at Colburn
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.
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.