Copmanthorpe Primary School

Safeguarding in School

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.’
Keeping Children Safe in Education

Copmanthorpe Primary School is committed to providing a caring, positive and safe environment in which each child’s welfare is of paramount importance. We promote a climate where children and adults feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others and a culture that encourages our young people to talk openly, and have the confidence they will be listened to.

We follow the DfE guidance from:

You can read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy here.


Sharing Concerns

Should you have a concern about the welfare of a child, you can access support by sharing this with our Designated Safeguarding Lead, or if she is not available one of her deputies, as soon as possible by calling 01904 554535 or by emailing
Our aim is to ensure that all necessary support is available to our children and families. 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead contact emails:

Miss Wilkinson (Assistant Headteacher for Lower School - Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) -

Mrs France (Assistant Headteacher for Upper School - Year 3 to Year 6 KS2) - 

Mrs Wooldridge (SENDCo and Mental Health First Aider) - 


Prevent Strategy

What is the Prevent strategy? Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

Parent/Carer Prevent Strategy Leaflet


Operation Encompass

Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between all schools, academies and colleges in York and North Yorkshire. This new project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premising the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday and Friday and, when a incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.

 To read more click the links below and to download our letter click here.

Operation Encompass

North Yorkshire Police