Riverside Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and families to share this commitment – we all have a role to play in safeguarding children.
We have policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of this website.
All staff have completed Prevent training and an Emergency Response Policy is in place for all staff to follow in case of a serious incident.
Members of staff have a duty to safeguard all children and promote their welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the Designated Person as soon as possible on the same day.
In order to fulfil our duty we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns. We will make every effort to discuss our concerns with parents first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Person is Helen Baldry.
Our Deputy Designated Persons are Jill Lewis, Sophie Alder and Jose Lewis
A parent leaflet to explain child protection issues has been published by Southwark and should be read by every parent. Every family receives one when they start Riverside School and it is also available through this link: