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Our Safeguarding Vision

Governors and staff are committed within Ryhope Infant School Academy to keeping children safe by safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our care through all our policies, procedures and practices. We expect all our pupils’ parents and visitors to share this commitment and understanding. 

The four main elements to Ryhope Infant School Academy’s child protection policy

  1. Prevention - a positive school atmosphere, careful and vigilant teaching and pastoral care.
  2. Protection - all staff respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns.
  3. Reconsideration - following and challenging the progress of new referrals and existing cases to ensure that individual cases are reconsidered if there remains no improvement to a child’s circumstances.
  4. Support - to pupils and school staff and to children who may be vulnerable due to their individual circumstances.

Our Aims

ALL staff must:

All staff will undergo an enhanced DBS check and it is their responsibility to notify the governors if there has been any change in their personal circumstance that may pose a risk to children. 

Our Designated safeguarding Leads are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs T Allen - Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:  

Miss E Lumsden - Deputy Headteacher & SENCo

Mrs H Blakeman - Safeguarding & Family Liaison Officer

Who to talk to within school:

If you have any concerns about a child's safety, please contact us on the telephone number above and ask to speak with either the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs T Allen - Headteacher or one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Miss E Lumsden - Deputy Headteacher & SENCo and Mrs H Blakeman - Safeguarding & Family Liaison Officer.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.