Child Protection and Safeguarding at St Richard’s

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Dann.


We have 7 members of staff who are deputy Safeguarding Lead Teachers:
Mr Barber, Mr Bligh, Mr Campbell, Mrs Hills, Mr Smith, Mrs Ellis and Mrs Taylor-Singfield


At St Richard’s we believe that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.


Our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern. The Governing Body ensures that St Richard’s safeguards and promotes the welfare of pupils and works together with other agencies to ensure that our school has adequate arrangements to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.


St Richard’s is a community and all those directly connected: staff members, governors, parents, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.


We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.


We recognise the importance of providing an environment within St Richard’s that will help children feel safe and respected. We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly and to feel confident that they will be listened to.


We recognise that all adults within the school, including permanent and temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.


We will work with parents to build an understanding of the school’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all children, including the need for referrals to other agencies in some situations.


Please read the following policies that outline how we set out to keep all children safe at St Richard’s.

Designated Safeguarding Team 2023-2024

Mental Health Trained Staff 2023-2024

View all our policies here.

Child Protection and Safeguarding policy

Online Safety policy

The school follows the East Sussex protocols for the following: 

Peer on Peer Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Schools

Keeping Safeguarding Records of Child Protection and Welfare Concerns

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults: County Lines Guidance – September 2018

Operation Encompass

Please use the links below for support in regards of safeguarding online.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Reporting a nude image online