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 Leads are Mr Edgington and Mrs Coulter. Our Safeguarding team also includes: Mrs Bridges, Mrs Courquin, Mrs Wojcik and Mrs Lynch. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Tim Boon.
The West Sussex Multi-Agency Integrated Front Door can be contacted on 01403 229900 or out of hours on 0330 222 6664 or via email at WSChildrenservices@westsussex.gov.uk
SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Please find our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy on our Policies Page here