SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
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:
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 leaders (Mr Harris, Mrs McMulkin or Mrs Morris). Our governor responsible for safeguarding is Mrs Rowland.