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)

Operation Encompass

Internet Safety Guides and Top Tips

Setting Parent Controls

General Parental Advice

Information for Students

In-depth Information for Students

Parental Control App

Topical Articles, E-Safety Issues

Topical Articles, E-safety Issues Linked to SEND

Keep Children Safe Online at School and at Home

NSPCC Keeping children safe online

Relationships Sex and Education