At Alverton Community Primary School we respect and value all children and are committed to providing a caring, friendly, and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by or invited to deliver services at Alverton Community Primary School.

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all who access school and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.

At Alverton we put keeping children safe at the heart of all we do.

We are proud to be an Operation Encompass School

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

If you require support and advice about Domestic Abuse, please follow these links

Domestic abuse: how to get help

NSPCC Domestic Abuse Guidance and Support




What to do if you are worried about a child

If you are worried about a child or have a question about Safeguarding, then please come and talk to us.


Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mr Lee Matravers

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs Louise Dixon
(Deputy Headteacher)

Safeguarding Link Governors :
Mrs Jean Stewart and Mrs Beverley Peat

Mr Lee Matravers

Mr Lee Matravers


Mrs Louise Dixon

Mrs Louise Dixon

Deputy DSL

If you are worried you can also find useful information about what to do on the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Website.

This website has information about how to make a referral and what to do in an emergency.

Click the link below to visit the website.