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.