At Ryedene Primary and Nursery School we take the safeguarding of children very seriously. Our safeguarding and child protection policy is attached below.
If you have any concerns about a child attending the school, please contact the designated officers for child protection at the school who are:
Designated Lead – Tracy Dennis - Headteacher
Deputy Designated Lead – Helen Cooksey – Deputy Headteacher
Deputy Designated Lead – Angela Smith - Learning Mentor
This can be done either in person or using the contact details below:
Phone: 01268 559291
If you have an immediate concern about a child please phone Social Services: 0845 603 7627 to make a referral or to ask advice. Out of hours call 0345 606 1212.
Keeping children safe is a responsibility that we take extremely seriously. We believe that we have systems in place that have enabled to do this consistently, expanding our own knowledge and processes in line with Government guidelines (for example by incorporating advice to prevent extremism and radicalisation – the PREVENT duty) to ensure that staff are always aware of any child who may not be safe and that they know what to do in this situation.
To achieve this, we use a safeguarding and child protection policy that makes explicitly clear to staff the actions that need to be taken should they have any concerns about children. This is supported by regular, updated continuous professional development for all staff and a commitment to train volunteers who come into contact with children in school to also be trained in child protection. As a school, we check the background of all employees and volunteers also through DBS checks to ensure that there is as little risk as possible to our children.
Below is our safeguarding and child protection policy which sets out our approach.
Our safeguarding policy is designed to bring together lots of different aspects of safeguarding and child protection. In practice, it draws on many sources of information, some of which are included below for a more detailed view.