Safeguarding at Ryvers
At Ryvers School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. As a school we ensure that the children feel safe and secure whilst in our care and know that there is somebody that will listen and understand.
All school staff are trained in Safeguarding children and Child Protection. We work closely with parents, the Local Authority and other professionals to maintain the children’s safety. All adults at Ryvers School recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for children or not. In addition to this, we have a number of staff with designated safeguarding responsibilities.
Slough Family Information Service
As schools have re-opened this Autumn term, the Slough Family Information Service wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of their service. They would like to reach out and offer their help and support to you, especially with regards to the current pandemic.
The Family Information Service is an integral part of the Early Help Offer at Slough Borough Council.
Children and families can benefit from the wide range of information and advice that we can provide regarding family services in Slough and for children aged 0-19 years. These services range from Early Help, Send Support, Health and Wellbeing, Family Support Services alongside Leisure/Things to do amongst others.
The Family Information Service would often come into schools to offer an outreach service at events such as parent evenings, induction days, coffee morning etc. This as you know is not possible at present and new ways of working have to be considered.
The link for their website is: www.sloughfamilyservices.org.uk
The telephone number is 01753-476589 or you can email them at FIS@Slough.gov.uk
The world in which we live poses little threat to most people, but here at Thames Valley Police we commonly deal with people who have become victims of crime.
While we always do our best to support these people and investigate the crime thoroughly, we would much rather they were not victims at all.
Young people in particular are a group at greater risk to some crime types, and can actively be sought by some criminal types. Even their own actions can, whilst quite innocent in intent, make our children vulnerable, or create opportunity for them to be exploited.
With prevention in mind, we have pulled together a series of interventions for educational establishments. These interventions are intended to support professionals with the delivery of topics that will help develop a basic level of knowledge and understanding of risk awareness in our children to help them make informed healthy choices to stay safe.
The interventions cover both primary and secondary ages and although some of the materials have a financial cost, many don’t, so please take a look and see what you can use to ensure your students stay safe and don’t become the next victim.
**At the bottom of the list (on the above link) there is a section available for parents and a kids corner, please feel free to let your children and parents know this site exists so we can all help keep our children safe.
(Please note this is just a selection of material available to assist in these areas, Hampshire Police also have a fantastic selection of lesson plans available for your use, they can be found following this link http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/safe4me/)