Lythe Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, including protecting children from radicalisation. All appointments made are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and all staff share this responsibility.

Lythe Church of England Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support students in school. There are five main elements to how we work.

  • Ensuring we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  • Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
  • Supporting students who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

We also aim to support parents in keeping their children safe and to are here to help with any safeguarding issues or concerns.

If there are any issues or concerns please contact the staff below;

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Eileen Pell

Deputy Designated Safeguarding  Leads – Kelly Reppold and Christina Zanelli 

Online Safety Lead – Mr Adrian Chisholm

Safeguarding Governor Lead – Mrs Sue Metcalfe

You can contact us with any safeguarding concerns –


What can I do if I am worried about a child?

If parents, staff or volunteers have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, the main point of contact in school is Farrah Hutton, who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Kelly Reppold and Christina Zanelli are our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. The Governor with responsibility for overseeing child protection matters is Susan Metcalfe, who can be contacted on Staff should use CPOMs to record any concern; the paper-based reporting system is still in place with forms available in the office if it can’t be accessed for any reason. Visitors can also use the paper-based reporting method.



This is in line with our child protection policy, but if you do not feel able to talk to school staff, or are unable to contact staff for any reason, then you should telephone the North Yorkshire Multi-Agency Screening Team (MAST) on 01609 536993. 

If your concern is about a member of staffyou should contact the DSL or DDSL in confidence. If you are not able to speak to her for any reason, you can contact the duty Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) on 01609 533080.  If the concern is about either the DSL or DDSL you can contact the chair of governors, Mr Mark Robinson on, or contact the LADO as above. 

If you are worried that a child is at risk of immediate harm,  contact the police at once.

The school uses CPOMS for recording and monitoring child protection, safeguarding, pastoral and welfare issues. Staff use the safeguarding procedures described in our school policy, and ensure that all concerns are shared on the same day with the Safeguarding Lead, her deputy, and other relevant members of staff.