St Richard's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on our Key Information: Policies page.
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 parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and are also part of West Sussex Operation Encompass which ensures that information about domestic violence is shared with schools.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr James Field (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Karen Courquin (SENCO). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Susannah Elvy.
The West Sussex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 01403 229900 or out of hours on 0330 222 6664 or via email at MASH@westsussex.gcsx.gov.uk.