What is Safeguarding?
The Term Safeguarding Refers To All The Actions We Take To Promote And Protect The Wellbeing Of Our Students. This Includes: Protecting Children From Maltreatment, Preventing Impairment Of Children's Health Or Development, Ensuring That Children Are Growing Up In Circumstances Consistent With The Provision Of Safe And Effective Care, Child Protection Is Part Of Safeguarding And Promoting Welfare. This Refers To The Activity That Is Undertaken To Protect Specific Children Who Are Suffering, Or Are Likely To Suffer, Significant Harm.
Our Key Safeguarding Aims At Riversides School Are As Follows: Practice Safer Recruitment Checking The Suitability Of Staff And Volunteers To Work With Children. Raise Awareness Of Child Protection Issues And Equipping Pupils With The Skills Needed To Keep Them Safe. Developing And Implementing Procedures For Identifying And Reporting Cases Of Suspected Abuse. Supporting Pupils Who Have Been Identified As In Need Of Early Help Or At Risk Of Harm. Establishing A Safe Environment In Which Children Can Learn.
Visits from External Agencies
The school requires two weeks notice prior to any visit from an external agency which has been requested by parents/carers. This time period will start from the date we receive the External Agency Visit Request Form which is inline with good safeguarding practice. A copy of the External Agency Visit Request Form can be found below: