Safeguarding Information -Including Policies & Our Early Help Offer to Families
Safeguarding at Redhill
Redhill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Keeping children safe is the first priority of our school. If you have any concerns relating to the safety or welfare of a child please contact the Headteacher or Call Derbyshire 01629 533190
Support and Help for Families (Early Help)
Please find below some of our key safeguarding information and policies. Additional safeguarding related policies can be found in the main policies list on the home page.
Cost of Living Support
At Redhill, we are acutely aware of the current cost of living the crisis and the impact that this could have on our pupils' lives. If you are struggling, please feel free to contact us for support or advice. Alternatively, these websites may offer some pathways to support you.
The issue of bullying is one that is dealt with sensitively but seriously at Redhill Primary School. Staff, parents and pupils work together to make the school a welcoming, supportive and friendly place to work and play. Anti-Bullying education and procedures are an important part of the way in which we aim to build positive and healthy relationships between all of our learners.
Anti-Bullying measures at Redhill include:
- A strong commitment in all year groups towards educating children in recognising bullying in different forms, including online bullying.
- Guiding children to be active in preventing bullying by sharing their worries and concerns either through the worry-boxes in school or by speaking to a trusted adult.
- Helping children understand the part they can play in supporting victims of bullying by teaching them to speak out and speak up when they have witnessed bullying.
- Supporting victims and their families by having a clear set of procedures in place to record incidents of bullying.
- Working in partnership, victims, parents, class teachers and members of the senior leadership team work together to build action plans to address bullying issues.
- Having a rigorous process for reporting and monitoring the success of anti-bullying measures, both in the school as a whole and on an individual basis.
- Building a community of learners who recognise the value of difference, who celebrate diversity and who appreciate each other's individuality is a central part of the ethos at Redhill and is a vital part of our anti-bullying work in all year groups.
We are very grateful to our valued team of volunteers who help in school on a regular basis. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Mrs Buchanan or Mrs Ryan in the school office for further information.
Please find below links to our Volunteer Handbook, Policy for Supervision of Volunteers and Volunteer Application Form.
At Redhill we have an online safety curriculum. We teach children about online safety in dedicated lessons throughout the year. These progressive lessons cover a range of online safety issues including learning about what it means to be a digital citizen, understanding concepts to do with privacy and data protection, recognising the importance of having device-free moments in our lives and beginning to understand bias, stereotyping and trust when visiting websites. Mr Cicinski is the teacher responsible for on-line safety in our school.
Additional On-Line Safety Information for Parents
EXTREMISIM & RADICALISATION
As part of safeguarding procedures. The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 expects schools to prevent children and young people from being drawn into terrorism or extremism.
It is important that these risks and dangers are considered for every child, right across the country. This includes those places that have not traditionally see themselves as being at risk, such as a primary school like ours.
At Redhill Primary School we ensure that children are safe from online terrorist and extremism material in school, via appropriate levels of filtering. The suitability of visiting speakers is checked and we train all our staff to be able to identify the risk of being drawn into terrorism as well as to challenge extremist ideas.
Everyone has a responsibility to take action to report any concerning content online including our parents, staff, governors and children.
Useful advice for parents can be found at https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/
Report terrorism related content to the police's Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) here @ gov.uk