Gayton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
If you have any concerns about a child or a family, please do not hesitate to contact one of these people at school. 
Safeguarding team information: 
  • Mrs McAleny (Headteacher) Designated Safeguarding Lead 
  • Mrs Hulley (Deputy Headteacher) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
  • Mrs Such (EYFS leader) Safeguarding team member 
 Governor with responsibility for safeguarding: Lisa Mann and Lindsay Cowan
The latest version of our safeguarding policy can be found in the policies section of our school website. 
Information for parents/carers: 
Operation Encompass 
Below you can find out further information regarding Operation Encompass. 
Prevent & Radicalisation: 
The link below leads to the ‘Let’s talk about it’ campaign. This advocates working together to prevent terrorism. Please be vigilant and report any concerns about a child that you may have.
Sexual abuse and harassment:
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to launch a new helpline called Report Abuse in Education. The helpline comes after numerous anonymised testimonials of sexual harassment and abuse in schools and colleges were shared to the Everyone’s Invited website. 

The newly launched helpline will provide support to:

  • children and young people who want to share current and non-recent experiences of sexual abuse and harassment
  • children and young people who want to talk about being involved in or witnessing any incidents
  • anyone who works or volunteers in a school setting and needs support and guidance
  • adults who have experienced non-recent abuse
  • parents and carers who are concerned about their own child or other children.

The government has also asked Ofsted to carry out an immediate review of safeguarding policies in schools. The review will look at the severity of sexual abuse and harassment and ensure the appropriate processes are in place for pupils to report concerns freely.

“Creating a culture that fosters healthy relationships and challenges harassment and abuse is integral to this. With the right support for teachers, compulsory relationships and sex education has a pivotal role to play in achieving this. But this issue goes beyond schools and we all have a role to play in keeping children safe.”  (Peter Wanless, NSPCC CEO)