Hutton Cranswick Community Primary School


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.'

Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023)

At Hutton Cranswick CP School, the safeguarding of our children is the highest priority. 



The list below shows the safeguarding team within school and you can also contact the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) by visiting https://www.erscp.co.uk/


The ERSCP oversees and co-ordinates all of the work undertaken within the East Riding to keep children safe. It is a partnership between the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group working alongside other relevant agencies.


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Mrs Liz Burkinshaw, Headteacher

Deputy DSL - Miss Hannah Midgley,  Deputy Head

Deputy DSL - Mrs Claire Leeks, SENCo

Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor/s- Mrs S Hills and Mrs A Lilly


In order to keep our children safe at school, we:

  • ensure that all our staff – through their induction and on going training – have a clear understanding of their responsibilities towards our children’s safeguarding
  • The DSL and DDSL have comprehensive training including:
    • Safeguarding in Education
    • Working Together to Safeguard Children
    • Prevent
    • E-Safety
    • Data Protection
    • Safer Recruitment
    • FGM (Abuse linked to Faith or Belief)
    • Records Management
  • ensure that we teach our pupils how to keep themselves healthy and safe – in and out of school

How do we keep your child safe?

In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we have made available the below documents to give you further advice and information.


Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy 


Keeping Children Safe in Education


What to do if you're worried a child is being abused 


Whistle Blowing Policy 


Low Level Concerns Policy 


What to do if you have a concern about a child attending Hutton Cranswick CP School 

During school hours: 

  • Contact school and speak to any of the Child Protection team on 01377 270482.

  • Or if you are a young person, family member, carer, or member of the public and you want to discuss a child that you are worried about, or make a self-referral you can contact the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH) during office hours on (01482) 395500 - Choose 'Option 1' and a social worker will be able to talk through your worries with you and discuss what happens next.

Out of school hours (including during school holidays):

  • If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police on 999

  • Children's Emergency Duty Team (CEDT):

    If you have a worry about a child outside of office hours, the Children’s Emergency duty Team (CEDT) operates to respond to emergency situations from 5pm until 8:30am Monday to Thursday and 4.30pm until 8:30am on a Friday and at weekends and bank holidays. CEDT responds to emergency situations that are unable to wait until the next working day.

    These will relate to children’s safeguarding, potential placement, or family breakdowns and any other Children’s Services statutory workYour call will be taken by a Lifeline operator.

    The social worker will then make the decision if an intervention/additional information is needed that evening, or the situation can wait until the following morning when a children’s social work team or the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH) will follow-up with the person sharing the information the following day.

    You can contact the Children’s Emergency Duty Team on:

    Tel: (01482) 393939

Operation Encompass 




Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.

Information is shared with a school’s Key Adult (Designated Safeguarding Lead or Officer) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child. 

Relationship Matters 


Parents/carers may find the following website useful: 


Yorkshire & Humber Regional Website – Relationships Matter (https://relationshipmatters.org.uk/)


Families today experience a range of stressors that can put pressure on parental relationships.

Sometimes, the task of parenting itself can be a cause of tension and conflict between parents. Some disagreement is both inevitable and healthy in any relationship. The important issue is how this conflict is handled. Avoiding disagreement could mean avoiding important issues that would be better faced and sorted out.

An overview of the evidence

  1. Conflict between parents is a normal part of relationships. However, there is a large body of evidence that shows that parental conflict which is frequent, intense and poorly resolved puts children’s mental health and long-term outcomes at risk.
  2. Parental conflict can be reflected in a wide range of behaviours, from constructive (helpful) to destructive (harmful) behaviours. Harmful behaviours in a relationship which are frequent, intense and poorly resolved can lead to a lack of respect and a lack of resolution. Behaviours such as shouting, becoming withdrawn or slamming doors can be viewed as destructive.
  3. Parental relationship distress is different from domestic abuse. This is because there is not an imbalance of power, neither parent seeks to control the other, and neither parent is fearful of the other.
  4. Parental conflict can harm children’s outcomes regardless of whether parents are together or separated, are in a same-sex or heterosexual relationship, or are biologically related to the child or not, such as in blended or foster families.
  5. Children in workless families are twice as likely to experience damaging parental conflict as those where both parents are working. Financial difficulties impact on parental mental health, which can increase parental conflict. This in turn can impact on parenting and children’s outcomes.
  6. Interventions which focus solely on supporting the parent–child relationship (such as parenting programmes) in the context of parental conflict are unlikely to improve outcomes for children.


Triggers & Vulnerabilities   conflict more likely where there are these factors at home

  • New parent or having a baby
  • Children starting primary and secondary school
  • Parental separation or divorce.
  • Experience of poverty and economic pressure
  • Parent alcohol and substance misuse
  • Poor parental mental health
  • Children SEND