Nene and Ramnoth School work with staff, colleagues and families to safeguard children.
We provide an inclusive and stimulating environment where all children can play and learn safely.
The schools have a statutory duty to all children to ensure they are safe. The Education Act 2002 (section 175/157) states schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children” and as such the Government requires the Executive Principal and school staff to report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse - which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. This procedure is intended to protect children at risk and schools are encouraged to take the attitude that where there are grounds for suspicion it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that a senior leader may risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case to the Local Authority which, on investigation, proves unfounded. In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents, appreciating how difficult it is for the senior leader to carry out this delicate responsibility, would accept that they were acting in the child’s best interest.
Nene and Ramnoth work in partnership with Social Care and may seek advice from them; this may include making a referral if this is appropriate.
A copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found by navigating to the 'Policies' page, under the 'Key Info' tab.
The Designated Safety Lead for our school is Mrs Miller and we have 6 Deputy Designated Safety Leads:
Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The Prevent Leads for our school are Mrs Kirby and Mrs Wood.