Safeguarding at Ryarsh Primary School


Ryarsh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the school community to share this commitment.

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important, as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. We work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

The governors and staff team of the school take their responsibility to this commitment seriously and regularly review the school’s safeguarding policy and procedures to ensure that, as far as is reasonably possible, everything is being done to fulfil their duty of care. Details can be found government guidance provided for schools ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ as well as our Child Protection Policy:

Child Protection Policy September 2020


Keeping children safe in education 2020


The protection of children is a matter of paramount importance to the school. We recognise that the best way to protect against the abuse of children is through the adoption of nationally recommended safeguarding children practices, specifically safer recruitment practices and practices designed to maintain a safe culture.

Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child at the school you should immediately contact the designated safeguarding lead (Mr Childs) or in his absence the deputy designated safeguarding lead (Mrs Hale). Our governor responsible for safeguarding is Mr Hill.

Safeguarding during COVID 19

The Safeguarding Team continues to liaise with all appropriate agencies, including Social Services, the Police and Health Services such as Therapies and Paediatricians. This includes liaison with parents/carers and Social Workers of Children in Need, Children in Care and other vulnerable children.

If a child is at risk of imminent harm you should call the Integrated Front Door on 03000 411111:

If you need to make contact out of working hours, please call the Out of Hours Services on 03000 419191. In an emergency, you should call the Police on 999.

Please see below for an additional document that has been created to run alongside our child protection policy during this Covid-19 interim period:

Child Protection Policy Addendum