The protection and safeguarding of children is a key priority for the school and this has been recognised recently by Ofsted, when our procedures and practices were considered to be "outstanding". All staff receive regular training with regards to child protection and safeguarding; this enables us to deal sensitively, supportively and appropriately with matters should they arise.
Safer recruitment of staff: The school is committed to the safer recruitment of staff including the satisfactory receipt of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (alongside references from former employers etc.), in addition to the interview panel being satisfied that the candidate is suitable for post, including a commitment to child protection and safeguarding.
Mrs J. Griffiths (Deputy Headteacher) is the school's designated senior person with regard to Child Protection and Safeguarding. Staff, students and parents are advised to make contact with Mrs Griffiths if there is any concern with regard to the safeguarding of children at Richard Lander School. Mrs Yvonne Rippon deputises for Mrs Griffiths.
A message for students:
All adults who work with children and young people should work as a team that effectively support and protect you. You may be interested in this document produced for young people, created by the Children’s Rights Director.
If you have any questions please see Mrs Griffiths or Mrs Rippon.
Please follow this link regarding a current cause for concern:
Good mental health is as important as physical health! You may find the information found on the following website of help:
Child Sexual Exploitation can happen anywhere, including Cornwall. You may find the information though the following websites of interest, as we seek to protect the young people in our collective care:
For information on Internet Safety please follow the link below
Pokémon Go - Guidelines for Latest Online Craze.
Can parents/cares please be aware of the following guidance, should your child enjoy playing the virtual reality app "Pokémon Go".
The Safeguarding Team @ R.L.S.