At Rawdon St Peter’s child protection and the safeguarding of pupils is of the highest importance.
The school Child Protection Policy is reviewed annually with all staff and volunteers following ratification by the school’s Governing Body.
This is overseen by Mrs Sibson (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs Hopkinson, Mrs Bevan, Mrs Emsley and Mrs Spedding, who are the Designated Safeguarding Officers for child protection.
Parents/Carers are encouraged to speak to one of these designated staff if they have any queries or concerns about any issue relating to child protection.
Please contact them via the school office.
Safeguarding is a key part of the curriculum. It is taught explicitly in certain lessons, such as PSHE, for example online safety and Relationship & Sex Education (RSE) but it is also inherent in the school ethos, our Christian values and the positive relationships fostered through school.
At RSP pupils are taught the skills that enable them to make positive choices, take responsibility and to be independent.
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting.
The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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