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Our school council are tenacious leaders of Safeguarding in our school. They work hard to improve our school through targeted work on our pupil school improvement plan and work alongside the Safeguarding leader and Deputy (Mrs Marsden and Mrs Preston) to ensure their peers know how to be safe at home and school. See our poster below.

Children if you are worried about poster

Through half termly planning meetings with Mrs Preston the school council provide a worship each half term to review our safeguarding policies. They do this in practical everyday terms ensuring all of our pupils are continuously reminded how to be safe and what they can do if they are worried.

‘We want to make our children feel safe and comfortable.’  School Council.

Our teaching includes information on stranger, danger; NSPCC (we all love the Pants song); Health and Safety; What to do if you’re feeling worried; Visitors in school; along with many other topics. Look on twitter to find photographs of our pupil led Safeguarding worships.

If you our visiting our school please pick up the following leaflet from reception.

Visitor guide to safeguarding

Our digital leaders have a responsibility for keeping us safe online. Working with Miss Groom, our ICT leader, children run termly updates for all of our pupils explaining how to keep safe online. They also organise an e-safety day and provide updates for parents. In each of our classrooms our digital leaders can be found on posters above the computers. They are always on hand to help with ICT each day.

Our anti-bullying ambassadors believe firmly in ‘prevention rather than cure’. Working with Mrs Prosser our young leaders are active on the playground each day supporting everyone to live out our core values of ‘love, trust and friendship’. In addition they provide information for parents about the schools work on anti-bullying and organise an exciting week each year. Look on twitter for information about their work.

Operation Encompass

Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Humberside Police and the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHaSH). The project has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day.

Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support. The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors, are detailed as part of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and published on our school website.

A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. Our Key Adults are the Headteacher, Mrs J Marsden and Deputy Safeguarding Leader, Mrs Preston. Our key adults will be able to use information that has been shared with them in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families.

Please follow the link to the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 – Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges – Keeping children safe in education – updated guidance 2023


Our School Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidance/Policies 2023 can be found on the links below.

Riston Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 4 (v6, Sept. 2023)

RistonSafeguarding First Principles (incl. Sexual Sept23Harassment & Abuse in Schools) v5, Sept. 2023

Our staff are trained and receive regular updates on the Prevent responsibilities for schools. Please see the weblink below for further information.

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. If you have a concern about a child and school is closed and you feel a child is in immediate danger please contact the Police on 999.  Otherwise If you are a young person, family member, carer, or member of the public and you want to discuss a child that you are worried about, or make a self-referral you can contact the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH) during office hours on (01482) 395500 – Choose ‘Option 1’ and a social worker will be able to talk through your worries with you and discuss what happens next.