Safeguarding statement:

Selby Educational Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. This commitment is checked on all aspects of our recruitment.

The Trust aims to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child, and strive to make sure that every student in the Trust feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.

The Trust understands and is committed to the vital contribution that all Trustees, staff, parents and students can make to safeguarding children. Every member of staff has a collective recognition of the importance of providing an environment that helps children feel safe and respected, and a culture that encourages children to talk openly, and have the confidence they will be listened to.

Safeguarding is the proactive stance, which aims to protect children from abuse or harm, and Child Protection is the reactive stance taken to support students whom the school suspects may be in need of protection.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy (please click the link below) or we can provide you with a hard copy if you prefer.

Each school has their own Safeguarding Policy and has local procedures in place. Selby Educational Trust follows the HR procedures of North Yorkshire Council and these policies have been agreed with unions.

SET’s Designated Safeguarding Trustee is Melanie Lawrence. We expect all new Trustees & Governors to undertake safeguarding training as part of their induction.

Useful Websites for Parents

Useful Websites for Pupils

  • CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse