Renhold VC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. Where possible, we will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers.Where a child has made a safeguarding disclosure to a member of staff, we will consult with the Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH). We will endeavour to treat families with sensitivity and respect whilst any such issues are ongoing.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda, to counter radicalism and extremism.
Key Safeguarding People
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
Lisa Larham, Laura Williams, Rebecca Griffin
Governor with Safeguarding Responsibility
Martin Darlow/Anthony Mensah
Wellbeing Lead Governors
Ian Smith, Ian Strange, Anthony Mensah
Child Protection Policy
Operation Encompass - is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and all police forces. See attached poster for more information.
On occasions, families require additional support and our Nurture Team is here to provide that for you. We have close links with other agencies and services and can signpost you to ones which can provide you with expert advice.
The term Early Help is used to describe the process of taking action early and as soon as possible to tackle problems emerging for children, young people and their families. Effective help can occur at any point in a child or young person's life. The Early Help team at Bedford Borough have services in the following areas:
- Family Focus Service
- Inclusion Support Team
- Education Welfare Service
- Education Support for 14 - 19
- Family Information Service
- Early Years Team
- Early Help Coordination
- Early Help Team
- Triple P Positive Parenting Programme
We have a team of experienced staff who can guide you through the Early help process. Our team is led by our Wellbeing Leader, Mrs Comb. Two members of staff have received training as Mental Health First Aiders. If you require any support or advice in this area, please contact the office on 771724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.