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Safeguarding

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.

The Safeguarding Lead staff at Riddings Infant and Nursery School are:

 

Designated Child Protection Person: Mrs R. Farnsworth.

 

Deputy Child Protection Person: Mrs L Hammond.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies and useful information

Click on the links below to access additional support and guidance documents

 

 

 

Children missing from education

 

All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to an efficient, full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.  


Children missing education are children of compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school. Children missing education are at significant risk of underachieving, being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life.  


Effective information sharing between parents, schools and local authorities is critical to ensuring that all children of compulsory school age are safe and receiving suitable education. 


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