What can I do if I am worried about a child?
RONEC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and its community. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors (this includes parents) to share this commitment. You have a duty to report any concerns you may have to a member of staff.
If you are concerned about:
- Something a child says:
- Marks or bruising on a child;
- Changes in a child’s behaviour or demeanour;
- the safety of a child;
You must immediately inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead – Alison Lentz. In her absence inform a member of the Safeguarding Team. The Safeguarding team are Alison, Megan. Caroline and Teresa.
If you feel that a child might be at risk of harm but are unsure then inform a member of the Safeguarding Team immediately who will offer advice and take appropriate action. A copy of the schools safeguarding policy is available from the school office or on our website.
Why do we talk pants?
We all want to keep our children safe, you’ve probably already talked to them about things like crossing the road safely. But have you spoken to them about how to stay safe from sexual abuse? We know it’s a conversation no parent wants to have, but we believe it can feel just as natural, and be just as easy, as the road safety chat. We call it talking PANTS. From P through to S, each letter gives an important message for children as young as four to help them stay safe. That’s why we want all parents to talk PANTS – because we know that talking regularly with children about these important messages really can help them stay safe.
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