Carlton Miniott Primary School, Thirsk
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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children is a high priority for all who work at Carlton Miniott Community Primary School. This page will give you access to all the information regarding Safeguarding in school. Mr Crocker is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and any safeguarding concerns should be discussed with him.

The start of the school day
Children should not arrive at school before 8.45am. Teachers will be on duty in both playgrounds and children can be left in their care.
Layby Drop off
Children may be dropped off in the layby outside school. F/KS1 children who are dropped off in the layby will be looked after by a member of staff and then escorted to their classrooms. KS2 children can walk into school by themselves and join the other KS2 children.
Children who are late must be brought to the school office to be registered.

At the end of the school day
Parents/carers of Reception children will collect their child from the Reception classroom. Parents/carers of KS1 children will wait on the KS2 playground. Staff will bring the children out and ensure there is an adult to meet them. KS2 children will come out of the classroom and find the person who is collecting them. Any children who find there is no one in the playground to meet them will come and report to the school office and then wait in the school entrance. If a parent/carer does not arrive a phonecall will be made to arrange how the child is getting home. 

When a child is absent from school. 

When your child is ill we ask that you ring the office on the first day of absence to inform us. There will be someone to take your call from about 8am. If we are not informed the School Office staff will ring or text to ensure they know the reason for your child's absence.   

Children that travel on the School Busses.

Ticket Bus
We ask that parents inform us of the days they wish their child to travel on the ticket bus. Staff will issue a band to all those due to travel on the ticket bus and these will be collected as each child gets onto the ticket bus. School must be informed before 3.20pm if there are any changes to these arrangements. This bus is a public service bus and if parents choose to use this service they become responsible once the children are travelling on this bus. 

Sandhutton Bus
This bus is provided by North Yorkshire School Transport and arrangements must be made with them if you wish to travel. A register is taken for these children before they get on the bus. We ask that parents inform us which days their child will be travelling on this service and let us know of any changes to these arrangements. 

Children that attend the Learning Tree out of school provision.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children will be collected and brought to school by The Learning Tree staff. Any changes to booking arrangements must be made with The Learning Tree and our Office Staff informed. Contact will be made with parents of children who do not turn up for the after-school club where bookings have not been cancelled. 

When a child is missing at the end of the school day.
When a child has not turned up for an after school club or another activity the following policy will be followed.
Missing Children Policy

First Aid
We have a number of Qualified First Aiders in school. Mrs Hudson is our main First Aider and will treat any serious cases. If a child requires any treatment then an account will be made of the accident in our accident book. If a child has had a bump to the head then a slip will be put in the child's bag informing parents or carers. If it is felt that the parent/carer should be informed following a more major incident then a phonecall will be made home. Following an incident in school,  if there is treatment involving a doctor or the hospital we ask that the School Office is informed.

Medicines in school

School can only give medicines, such as antibiotics, that are prescribed to be taken four times a day. Forms can be downladed from here and brought to the school office. Children must not keep medicines in their school bag unless they are their personal inhalers. Painkillers cannot be given to children by our staff. The only exception to this is if a child returns to school following an operation and it is reccomended by the hospital or GP.
Medicine Form

Health Care Plans

It is important that are staff are clear what to do when emergencies arise with children with medical needs. Therefore in these cases we work closely with parents and health care professionals to put together a health care plan. If you feel that your child requires one of these don't hesitate to contact the school.

Child Protection

Any Child Protection concerns should be directed to Mr Crocker who is the Designated Person for Child Protection in school. Mr Crocker may then pass this concern onto the Social Care Team who will decide on the appropriate action to take. Parents will be informed of this process unless it is felt that this information may put a child in danger.
Child Protection Policy

Internet Safety

Every class is taught about internet safety as part of the curriculum. Each child will sign an agreement on safe use of the internet which you can view below.
KS1 Agreement                   KS2 Agreement

Please find below some useful websites that will give you more information about keeping your child safe online.
 
NSPCC

Thinkuknow

Childnet

Safer internet

North Yorkshire  Local Children Safeguarding Board

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection