Chapel Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 2AD

01226722530

headteacher@ryhill.wakefield.sch.uk

Ryhill Junior, Infant And Nursery School

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding in school

 

 We all have a statutory duty to “promote and safeguard the welfare or children” (Section 175 Education Act 2002)

 If you have any concerns about the health and safety of any child or young person in this school, or feel that something may be troubling them, you must share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away. Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene or general behaviour can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff here.

 Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather you tell us things that turn out to be small, rather then miss a worrying situation.

 If you think however, that the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern i.e. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you MUST talk to one of the people below immediately.

 If you are unable to contact any of them you should ask the office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away on an urgent and confidential matter.

 Any allegations or disclosure involving a member of staff, a child’s foster carer or a volunteer at this school MUST be reported directly to the head teacher, without delay. If the allegation involves the head teacher it must be reported to the Chair of Governors, again without delay.

 

The people you should talk to at this school are:

 

The Designated Person for Child Protection is:

Mrs. E. Jones, Head teacher

Phone number: 01226 722530

 

The Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection is:

Mrs. J Goddard, Deputy Head teacher

Phone number: 01226 722530

 

The Assistant Designated Person for Child Protection is:

Mrs. A Kenyon, Deputy Head teacher

Phone number: 01226 722530

 

The Chair of Governors is Mrs P Tolley and the named Safeguarding Governor is also Mrs P Tolley. They can be contacted via the school office.

 

Thank you for supporting and safeguarding the children and young people at our school.

 

REFERRAL TO SOCIAL CARE SERVICES

 

URGENT and IMMEDIATE concerns for the safety and welfare of a child or young person you can telephone Assessment Service:

Phone: 0345 8503 503

Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)

Email: social_care_direct@wakefield.gov.uk

 

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