Safeguarding at St Richard’s RC Primary School

At St Richard’s RC Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We strongly believe that all children have the right to feel safe and to be protected from physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. We aim to ensure that:

  • Appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare
  • All staff are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding
  • Staff are properly trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues

Please click here for our most up to date Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, which includes important contact details on the front page.

Every child at St Richard’s is made aware that if you need to talk then we will listen to them. Children are reminded to not keep it a secret if anyone is
upsetting them, saying things to them that they do not like or which upsets them, hurting them in any way or sending unkind messages on the
internet or to their phone.

Please click here for our most up to date child-friendly Child Protection Policy (which every child has a copy of in their PSHE Book)

Our school has access to the support of a community based Outreach Worker called Hannah. Their role is to provide advice and support with issues such as housing, finances, managing a child’s behaviour and feeling isolated. They also advise and provide information about adult learning and employment opportunities, finding childcare, and about other relevant services that can provide additional support.

Click here to read Hannah’s Early Help Introductory Newsletter (October 2023)

Click here to access Hannah’s Outreach Support Newsletter archive

Online Safety

At St. Richard’s we understand that the Internet is a fantastic place for researching and socialising. Whilst we encourage our pupils to use the Internet, we are also aware that there are potential online dangers which may affect our pupils. We want to support the children and our parents in keeping safe by offering information and support on the wide range of online safety issues that might affect the whole family.


Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Online Safety Certificate

St Richards RC Primary School Online Safety Mark Report 4 Oct 2017 (Click to view our Report)

 

E Safety Mark

As a school we are currently working towards the E Safety Mark. As part of this process we are required to use the 360 Degree Safe tool to guide our progress. This process demonstrates our commitment to online safety as a part of our curriculum.

E-Safety Commitment

E-Safety Progress

At St Richard’s we have a bespoke Computing curriculum which includes a termly unit for every year group under the heading of online safety. As a result, our pupils gain a progressive understanding of the potential dangers of online activity as they move through our school. For more information, please see the Computing aspect of our Long Term Plans here

Wake Up Wednesday

National Online Safety (NOS) have created free online safety guides for schools to share with parents and carers. This campaign is called ‘#Wakeup Wednesday’. At St Richard’s we provide a weekly link to a different topical e-safety issue so that parents and children are better informed and able to make better choices about their internet use. Click here to view our Wake Up Wednesday archive.

Useful Links for Parents

Below is a link to a resource for parents from MGL, our longstanding Computing partner:

https://mglworld.onlinesafetyhub.uk/

(Included at the website above is the Qustodio app, which provides parents with online control tools for free)

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02488p8

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/training/search?search=parents&sort=new&cat=&type=resource

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/How-can-CEOP-help-me-YP/How-can-CEOP-help-me-parent/

https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/parents/

https://swgfl.org.uk/audience/parents/

https://swgfl.org.uk/resources/online-safety-guidance-for-parents/