RKS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children - all staff recruitment and appointments, school policies and procedures prioritise safeguarding. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have in place a Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, Procedures policy and Staff Code of Conduct policy. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these and they are also available on the Policies page of this website. Volunteers working in school have appropriate safeguarding checks and sign a Code of Conduct relating to safeguarding.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSL team as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Liz Keel (Deputy Headteacher)
Our Deputy DSLs are Miss Katie Hancock (Headteacher) and Miss Vicky Webber (Year 2 teacher)
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Mo Carruthers
Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Ruth Burns
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the DSL in confidence (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher), who will consider what action to take. If you need to contact the Chair of Governors, Mrs Ruth Burns, please put your letter in a sealed envelope marked 'Confidential - Chair of Governors' and hand to the school office. They will ensure it is passed on without delay.
Miss Katie Hancock