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Safeguarding

Safeguarding/Child Protection at St Richard's VC Academy

The person with lead responsibility for safeguarding within the organisation is:

1. Mrs Emily Griffin (DSL)
2. Mrs Cook (DDSL)


As a minimum all permanent members of staff have undertaken Hull Safeguarding Children Partnership Level One training; this is updated every 3 years.


The leads for safeguarding have completed additional training to fulfil this role, a list of all Child Protection staff training is available on request. The Headteacher will nominate other staff to receive other relevant training.


Additional updates and training will be given at staff meetings and other training opportunities throughout the year.


All staff and volunteers are made aware of this policy, which is available on the school website, in the staff shared area and on the safeguarding noticeboard in the staff room. Staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including how to respond to any child protection concerns and how to make a referral to local authority children's social care or the police if necessary.

Parents/carers can read a copy of this policy on the school website and obtain a copy on request from the school office.

All staff and volunteers will have an initial induction with the Child protection coordinator.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found below:

Our Safeguarding team are:

Mrs Griffin
Mrs Griffin - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Cook
Mrs Cook - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

If you have any concerns about the health, safety, wellbeing of a child at the academy, or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with one of our Safeguarding Team above.

This may be done verbally in the first instance but always must be followed up by completing a Safeguarding / Welfare log on CPOMS

In the unlikely event of the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy not being available the matter should be reported directly to the Local Authority Early Help and Safeguarding Hub 01482 448879

Out of school hours and during school holidays:

If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police.

If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of the child, then contact the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub on 01482 448879

If you have a concern about a child at St Richards VC Academy, which you believe staff need to know about, then contact Suzanne Wilson (Strategic Safeguarding Lead for St Cuthbert's Trust: swilson@smchull.org.