The Governors and staff of Riddings Infant and Nursery School take seriously their responsibility to promote the safeguarding and welfare of all children entrusted to our care.
Riddings Infant School fully recognises its responsibilities for Child Protection and Safeguarding.
Safeguarding arrangements are underpinned by three key principles:
- Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all Staff, Governors and Volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe.
- That Riddings Infant School operates a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children.
- That all Staff, Governors and Volunteers have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms; including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals. Staff, Governors and Volunteers should feel confident that they can report all matters of safeguarding children in the School where the information will be dealt with swiftly and securely, following the correct procedures with the safety and wellbeing of the children in mind at all times.
We all play a part in keeping our children safe. If anyone has a concern regarding the safety or wellbeing of a child you can contact the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Rachel Farnsworth by phoning the school on 01773 602767. If you have concern about the immediate safety of a child, or concern out of hours you should contact Derbyshire County Council Starting Point on 01629 533190 or email on www.derbyshire.gov.uk/startingpoint