We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school and, through our policies, procedures and attitudes, strive to promote a culture of shared responsibility for all aspects of safeguarding. All North Yorkshire schools, including Ainderby Steeple Church of England School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures.

We work hard to ensure that:

We employ staff and volunteers who are suitable to work with children

Our policies and procedures are understood and adhered to by all staff at all times

There are clear expectations and boundaries for behaviour of children, staff and volunteers

Children are taught strategies for recognising and dealing with dangers.

All staff and volunteers are confident in dealing with concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, and that there are rigorous procedures in place for following up concerns.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy, which can be viewed on our policies page.


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Rachel Peart – Head Teacher.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Suzanne Link – Teacher.

Mrs Huyton is also a member of the Safeguarding Team.

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Mrs Joan Walker.


Ainderby Steeple Church of England Primary School is part of Operation Encompass. For further information, please come into school and see us.  north-yorkshire-logo

Click here to access the Operations Encompass Parent Poster.  North Yorkshire Police and Ainderby Steeple Church of England Primary school are working together to support pupils suffering or witnessing domestic abuse.

Click to access the Operation Encompass School Poster.

Information for Parents and Carers

The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP) provides advice and guidance to parents and carers on a variety of subjects. For more information please click the link below:

Keep Children Safe In Education

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