The Government paper “Keeping Children Safe in Education” states that:
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’
Please click here to access ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’
North Ridge Community School is committed to its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm and ensure their wellbeing, and expects the whole school community to share in this commitment.
Everyone employed at North Ridge Community School has a responsibility in terms of child protection and we understand that every child has the right to feel safe and protected at all times and in any situation. We accept that we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our charge, and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, extracurricular activities, pastoral care and extended activities.
We hope that both parents and children will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see school as a safe place to discuss any difficulties.
Should you have any concerns regarding the safety of any child in school please don’t hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Team.
North Ridge Community School recognises the importance of keeping safe online, whether on social media, games, other accessible Apps and on the World Wide Web.
We have a CEOP Ambassador on site to help staff to recognise the signs and support students, to support students to recognise when they are not safe, know how to keep safe and report to an adult any concerns, to support families in being more prepared for the changing world of modern day internet safety and to help you all stay Safe Online.
Please have a look at some of the web links listed below which can provide up to date information, guidance and suggestions on how to work with your young person safely.
In school we teach our students the importance of recognising when they feel unsafe online and to use the CEOP link to report this. This symbol is clearly displayed around school.
If you are worried about the way someone has been communicating with your son / daughter online please go to
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ or click on the CEOP link on our home page.
Other useful and informative sites for you to be aware of:
Advice on the dangers of certain apps for mobile devices:
Guidance on checking settings on mobile devices through O2 and NSPCC:
Help on how to use and play games safely with your child or young person and encourage cooperative supervised fun online.
Child Protection & Safeguarding Lead
Name: Ms Cass Heyes
Telephone number is 01302 720790.
Deputy Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer
Name: Mrs Jade Soler Alcaraz
Telephone number is 01302 720790
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor is:
Mr Peter Castleton
Tel: 01302 720790
The Single Central Record Manager is:
Mrs Debra Atkinson
Tel: 01302 720790
Please remember, every child deserves to be kept safe!
Doncaster Safeguarding Children Board: http://doncasterscb.proceduresonline.com
CEOP’s Thinkuknow: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Anti-Bullying Alliance: http://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
Beat Bullying: http://www.beatbullying.org/