It is Schools duty to ensure that children are cared for and safe both in school and outside of school. All staff receive training in keeping young people safe and child protection procedures. The school has a child protection policy which outlines key information for parents and procedures for staff. The prevention Team is based on school site, this team supports children, young people and families with designated workers.
The school has a Senior Designated Child Protection officer and three other Designated Child Protection Officers.
Senior Designated Child Protection Officer - Mr Dave Clark
Other Designated Child Protection Officers - Mr Steve Speakman
- Mrs Liz Merckx
- Mrs Jenna Potter
Should any person have a concern for a child's safety and health, they can access support by contacting staff in school. Useful contacts are Pastoral Managers; Mrs Bennison, Mrs Hill, Mrs Partridge, Mrs Preston and Mrs Wardale, or indeed any member of staff.
It is the School’s mission to remain a welcoming school which creates a safe and secure site, where learning can take place at the highest level for all students, and where students are happy and can thrive.
Richmond School is committed to the Safeguarding of young people and adults who have any part to play in the life of the School. The School recognises the crucial part it has to play in educating young people in how to keep safe, employs safer recruitment of staff procedures and ensures all adults employed within the School understand and carry out their responsibilities with regard to working with young people and safeguarding. Our Child Protection procedures also ensure vulnerable young people have access to information and support. The School ensures that thorough checks and evaluations are made of all our actions.
The School is in the process of changing its access arrangements to the site for adults who are not employees. The new procedures will include a secure reception area (due for completion in August 2016) and escorted access to the other buildings of anyone other than staff and students.