St Richard’s staff has a responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all children and young people they come into contact with. The need for guidelines and procedures is important to ensure that this is done with understanding and clarity. We follow the statutory and non-statutory guidance for schools and colleges including Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners, March 2015 and Teacher Standards 2011 (updated 2013).
The person with lead responsibility for safeguarding within the organisation is:
- Mrs Emily Griffin
- Mrs Alison Bentley
As a minimum all permanent members of staff have undertaken Hull Safeguaridng Board Level One Safeguarding training; this is updated every 3 years.
The leads for safeguarding have completed additional training to fulfil this role, a list of all Child Protection staff training is available on request. The Headteacher will nominate other staff to receive other relevant training.
Additional updates and training will be given at staff meetings and other training opportunities throughout the year.
All staff and volunteers are made aware of this policy, which is available on the school website, in the staff shared area and on the safeguarding noticeboard in the staff room. Staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including how to respond to any child protection concerns and how to make a referral to local authority children's social care or the police if necessary. Parents/carers can read a copy of this policy on the school website and obtain a copy on request from the school office.
All staff and volunteers will have an initial induction with the Child protection coordinator.