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St Stephen's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, a Voluntary Academy

Learning, living and loving one another in God's name

Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire
BD23 1PJ

01756 709451


At St. Stephen's School we put the safety of our pupils above all.  Our Safeguarding Policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of the school.  We aim to:

  • ensure that all children within our school feel safe at all times
  • ensure that all members of our community are safe and feel that they are able to put the welfare of the children first
  • ensure that all adults who have contact with children in school have undergone the necessary safeguarding procedures and are suitable to work and support the children in our care
  • ensure that all adults who have contact with children in school have been appropriately trained
  • all adults undertake their safeguarding responsibilities effectively.

The Designated Senior Leads are Tony Pye, Headteacher, Mrs Heckman, Deputy Headteacher and Mrs Ford.

Our SIB member responsible for Safeguarding is Mrs Copeland. 

School Policies

Please see the links below for school policies:

St Stephens Child Protection Policy 2017-18

Safeguarding Policy 2017-18

Positive Behaviour Policy-2017-2018


Other information

North Yorkshire Safeguarding has a lot of useful information.  You may find the links below useful. We have also included links to other organisations that may be useful.  Information on e-safety is on the e-safety page

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board

E-learning course on Preventing Violent Extremism

NYSCB Procedures


Parents Protect

Government webpage on your child's welfare at school


The safety of children when using the Internet (eSafety) is of paramount importance to our school for more information please see our E-safety Policy 2017-18

We know that parents and guardians will also be concerned that children stay safe when using the Internet at home and elsewhere. There are many websites that offer advice to parents on the topic of 'keeping your child safe online' There are some external links below.

Websites for Parents:

Think U know - CEOP page

Internet matters

Parent Zone - making the internet work for families

Childnet - helping to make the internet safe for children

NYSCB - internet guidance from NYSCB

A youtube film from CEOP to encourage parents and carers to think about their children's online lives.

Keeping up with the Joneses