Clifton Green Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

The Headteacher Nicola Jones has overall responsibility for safeguarding and Claire Hardy is our Inclusion Support Worker.

The role of DSL is to

  • work with school leaders to ensure safeguarding is at the heart of the school ethos and that all staff are supported in knowing how to recognise and respond to potential concern
  • liaise with the headteacher to keep them informed of any safeguarding issues especially ongoing enquiries and police investigations
  • as required, liaise with the Local Authority designated officers if a concern has arisen regarding a member of staff
  • liaise with staff on matters of safety and safeguarding and when deciding whether to make a referral by liaising with relevant agencies
  • act as a source of support, advise and expertise for staff
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well-being of someone at our school please talk to one of the people below:
Headteacher Nicola Jones Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Penny Vity and Claire hardy
Safeguarding Governor Jonathan Wilcox (Vice Chair of Governors)

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to keeping children safe including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below and on the Policies page of this website.

Occasionally, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents and carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.


Clifton Green actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

We are part of Operation Encompass run jointly between all schools in York, City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police. This new project has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. More information can be found in the letter below.