The Board of Governors and staff at Ravenstone are fully committed to safeguarding all of the children in the school community.
We believe that our school should provide a safe, caring, positive, and stimulating environment in which pupils can learn and which promotes the social, physical andemotional wellbeing of each individual pupil.
Parents and carers expect the school to provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which their children can flourish and the school recognises its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm, and respond to child abuse.
At Ravenstone we will raise Safeguarding and Child Protection concerns with parents / carers at the earliest appropriate opportunity and ensure that all staff are given appropriate training in safeguarding and Child Protection issues, as recommended in the guidance.
Key staff and governors have been trained in safer recruitment and all adults who work with children must have Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
Designated members of staff will be released to receive regular enhanced training to enable them to carry out their roles effectively. We also have published clear Safeguarding Principles that set out the expectations for staff, volunteers and governors at our school.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Joe Croft, Headteacher
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Catherine Dowler, Deputy Headteacher
Melanie Bell, Assistant Headteacher
James Benn, Assistant Headteacher
The designated Governor who acts as a link between the DSL and the Governing Body is Holly Crain