Address: York Road, Boroughbridge, YO51 9EB

Phone: 01423 322208


Safeguarding Statement

Boroughbridge Primary School and Nursery is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Boroughbridge Primary School and Nursery 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. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly on the school website and a paper copy is available from the school office on request. For further information, help and advice please also see the following website: North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

As a school we deliver the NSPCC Talk PANTS campaign annually to children in Years 1 – Year 6 as well as in Reception when needed. It can be beneficial for these messages to be reinforced at home. The NSPCC has developed some guides for all parents of primary school aged children to speak to their child about keeping safe – called the Underwear rule. You can find guides to the Underwear Rule to help you have simple conversations about keeping safe from abuse at can speak to an advisor for further advice or request a hard-copy guide for parents and carers by phoning the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000. You can also visit for other advice on keeping your child safe.

Emma Ryan is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Neil Ryder and Gillian Virden are our Deputy DSLs. The role of the DSL is to:

  • Take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection (including online safety)
  • Support staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties
  • Liaise closely with children’s social care and other services

Gill Virden is our Senior Mental Health Lead.

If you have any queries at all, please contact Mrs Ryan or Mr Ryder

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)