Risley School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. If you have any concerns about the welfare of children please contact Mr Bridgmount (head teacher and safeguarding leader), Mr Clarke (deputy safeguarding leader) or Mrs Walsh (safeguarding lead). The school phone number is 0115 939 76 22.
If you think a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger please call 999 to speak to the police.
If you have concern about what you have seen online you can report this through this link:
Outside of school hours, if you have concerns that a child is suffering harm, or is at risk of significant harm, then please call Derbyshire County Council Starting Point. Their phone number is 01629 533 190.
You can find out more about the policies Derbyshire County Council use at the Derbyshire Safeguarding Board website: https://www.derbyshirescb.org.uk/home.aspx
Risley School uses policies from the safeguarding board and policies specific to the school. Links are set out below.
Risley School also has a whistle blowing policy if staff feel that they are being blocked in maintaining the safety of children and the professional integrity of the school. Confidential-Reporting-Code
Children at Risley School are taught about issues connected to safeguarding, in an age appropriate way, through the school's curriculum, especially the PSHE scheme and the Computing: Being safe in a Digital World scheme. These are on the "other Y1 to Y6" curriculum page.
SDAT (Stop Domestic Abuse Together)
This is a multi-agency program in Derby and Derbyshire. If we receive a domestic abuse notification to school from the police, then we will do our duty by monitoring the child and engage with other agencies, as we are committed to safeguarding children.
Other Useful Online Safety and Safeguarding Links
Adults have an important role to play in supporting children online. To help you prepare for those potentially awkward conversations here are some links to parent information.
ThinkUKnow – parents section. This a government website that also has resources for children. Their first piece of advice is most useful: take a deep breath and try to remain calm.
UK Safer Internet Centre - they have lots of information in their guides section. The link below go straight to their social media guide. It constantly reinforces the message that children need to be at least thirteen to create an account for sites or apps such as Facebook or TikTok.
NSPCC Learning – an e-learning resource that can answer most questions you have about the subject. As a school we have collected money to support this charity.
Church of England Safeguarding – contacts and processes for members of the congregation or anyone with concerns about child welfare.
Safer Derbyshire – advice on cybercrime including cyberbullying.
Many people are worried about older children and gangs. The NSPCC have some advice.
They also provide advice for people concerned about grooming of children for abuse.