Grove Road Community Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Grove Road Community Primary School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures. The school will, normally, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. 


Meet our Safeguarding Team


Mr James Grayston

Designated Safeguarding Lead




Mrs Dawn Winkley

Deputy Safeguarding Lead




Mrs Sue McGrogan

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children



Mrs Margaret Beagle

Chair of Governors and

Safeguarding Governor


Safeguarding - A Definition

The definition used in the Children Act 2004, and in Working together to safeguard children 2018 can be summarised as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

As part of our safeguarding responsibilities we follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Board (NYSB) Procedures. Further information about the NYSB can be found here.

Are you concerned about a child? 

Acting quickly can make all the difference. 

If you think a child might be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do. But your action is vital in making sure that child gets the help they need.   

To contact the school, call 01423506060 and ask to speak with our Designated Safeguarding Lead (James Grayston) or our Designated Deputy Safeguarding Leads (Dawn Winkley, Charlotte Davison and Sue McGrogan). 

If you are concerned about a child in North Yorkshire and you believe the situation is urgent but does not require the police, please call 01609 780780 to make a telephone contact. 

Should your call be outside of business hours (Monday – Friday / 9am-5pm) please still call 01609 780780 to speak to the Emergency Duty Team. 


Where there are significant immediate concerns about the safety of a child, you should contact the Police on 999. 

You may also find information on the North Yorkshire County Council Children and Families page. 

Safeguarding Policies

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