Safeguarding at Rushmere Hall
Or Safeguarding covers a number of different elements of school life. Previously safeguarding was only really referring to child protection issues however over the years it has developed and actually covers a number of different things related to keeping children safe. At Rushmere Hall, attendance, behaviour, online safety as well as child protection come under the safeguarding umbrella. Early help, explained below, is also part of safeguarding within the school. The school aims to be both pro-active and reactive with regards to safeguarding. We have a team of people who react and respond to different events that occur as well carrying out parenting groups, offering guidance from a more proactive, preventative perspective.
One key message that parents need to be very clear about is that if you have a concern about a child's well-being you must contact the school as soon as possible and make contact with our Designated Safeguarding lead. Or if you are outside school, there is a number below which you can contact to report your concerns.
Our school places high priority on the protection and safety of our pupils.
In the event that you need to make contact with the school, we have designated trained staff available for you to talk to. We call these people DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEADS. They have access to a range of services, including Police and Social Services as well as other external agencies.
PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL on 01473 726027 and request to speak to Rachel Hobbin or Helen Birbeck.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Ms R Hobbin (Family Liaison Manager)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mrs H.Birbeck (Senco)
Our staff receive training in recording important information that is then passed on to a Designated Safeguarding Lead. Staff at the school have a responsibility to protect children and, at times, this may mean taking action and referring serious concerns to highly trained professionals outside the school
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Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)