We want children to enjoy their time at our schools. We want to equip them with skills, knowledge and understanding to provide the foundations they need as they progress through life, through providing a secure, stimulating and happy environment in which they can develop and learn in a way appropriate to their experience and understanding. In an environment in which they are encouraged to talk, are listened to, and their viewpoints valued. The welfare of our children is of paramount importance. Health Education and Personal & Social Development in school, along with promoting good behaviour, British Values and an understanding of E- Safety, addresses personal safety, with the aim of empowering children to make confident decisions in their own best interests. Staff are available to listen to children’s worries and fears and support children in making positive choices. Rawcliffe Bridge Primary School and Rawcliffe Primary School fully recognise their responsibilities for child protection. Everyone working within the schools understands their legal duty to work with other agencies in protecting children from harm and responding to abuse. Staff and Governors are fully up-to-date with the latest safeguarding guidance, including "Keeping Children Safe in Education", 2016. The schools Child Protection Lead Teacher is Mrs McNeill (both schools) The Schools Deputy Child Protection Lead Teacher is Mrs Debra Batty and Miss Rachael Knight (Rawcliffe Bridge), Mrs Pauline Snell and Mr Dan Ward (Rawcliffe). The School Governor for Safeguarding - Child Protection is Mrs Yvonne Bellwood (Rawcliffe Bridge) and Mr Mark Panting (Rawcliffe). If you have any concerns please come in to discuss or alternatively you can call Children's social care contact team on 01482 395500.