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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE

Richard Coates CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding. Safeguarding means keeping your child happy, healthy and safe in school. All staff are trained at regular intervals and are aware of how to keep our pupils safe and what signs to look out for.  Our pupils are encouraged to share any concerns and we have robust policies and processes in place that underpin safeguarding.

KEY PEOPLE YOU CAN TALK TO IN SCHOOL:

(Sometimes called Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLS))

Heather Cape (Headteacher)

Lead DSL 01661 823167

Sharon Lock (Deputy Head)

Deputy DSL 01661 823167

CHILD PROTECTION

In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Designated Safeguarding Lead may report this concern to Social Services and/or other appropriate agencies.

Please remember that when the school refers a concern about a child to the Social Services Department, it is not accusing the parents of abuse but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk.

Please see the Child Protection Policy by Clicking Here:

Richard Coates CE School Child Protection Policy Oct 2019

WHAT WE TEACH

We offer a secure and encouraging environment where children feel safe and their spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through the delivery of our whole school curriculum,  including our Religious Education and PSHE curriculum, core Christian values, work with external agencies, charities and the local community.

RECRUITMENT

We carefully check that all staff and volunteers are safe to work with our children. A number of checks are made including DBS checks, references, ID and employment history.  We keep a Single Central Record of all this information and this is regularly monitored.

Visitors and volunteers are rigorously checked in much the same way staff are before they can have any unsupervised access to our children.  Any contractors on site have to read the Safeguarding Information Leaflet before being signed into the building.  All adults in school wear an ID badge.

REPORT ABUSE

If you have concern that a child is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must not keep these concerns to yourself.

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

If you live in Northumberland, these are the numbers that you can ring for advice and to make a referral:

During office hours (8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm on Friday) call Children’s Social Services Initial Contact Point on 01670 536400

At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team on 0345 6005252

If you have reason to believe that a child is at IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM, contact the police on 999

For all general inquiries, please contact Children’s Specialist Services on 01670 536400

The following links will allow you to make an immediate online referral to Specialist Services in Northumberland:

To report a concern use these links:

To report a concern about a child

To report a concern about an adult.

To report a concern about hate crime, domestic abuse or antisocial behaviour.

If you live in Newcastle, these are the numbers that you can ring for advice and to make a referral:

During office hours (8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm on Friday) call Children’s Social Services Initial Response Team on 0191 2772500

At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team on 0191 2787878

If you have reason to believe that a child is at IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM, contact the police on 999

The following link will allow you to make an immediate online referral to Specialist Services in Newcastle:

To report a concern about a child

You need to ensure that you speak to the appropriate organisations who can listen to and record your concern, and then take appropriate action.

Latest News

Richard Coates School Staff can be contacted on 01661 822103 or admin@richard-coates.uk

Posted: March 24, 2020

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.