Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.  No single person can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Riverbanks latest OFSTED report stated

‘Pupils feel safe in school. Staff know their pupils very well, are highly vigilant and act promptly to keep pupils safe’.

The following links will help parents/carers keep up to date with safeguarding information.

Please click on the links below to find out more:

Child Sexual Exploitation

Prevent  (protecting children from extreme and violent views)

Internet Safety

Internet Safety 2

Internet Safety 3

Keep children safe online at school and at home