Safeguarding Team

It is a department for Children, Schools and families (DCSF) requirement that each school in the country nominates a senior member of staff who will have special responsibility for Child Protection.  In Calderdale, this member of staff, known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer, has received training in this area, and can be trusted to deal with all these matters with professional confidentiality.  At Riverside, the DSLO is Rachel Burton.  There is also a statutory requirement for schools to have a Deputy Child Protection Liaison Teacher.  At Riverside, the Deputy DDSLO is Sarah Kaler.  The chair of Governors is Jon Hairsine.  The nominated Governor for Child Protection is Ellie Nhindo-Latvio.

The people you should talk to at Riverside are:

The Designated Safeguarding lead Officer (DSLO) who takes the lead for Child Protection is
Rachel Burton (Deputy Head)
Contact: rachel.burton@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer is
Sarah Kaler (School Business Manager)
Contact: admin@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

The name of the Designated Teacher for Children who are Looked After is
Rachel Burton
Contact: rachel.burton@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

The named Member of the Governing Body for safeguarding is
Ellie Nhindo-Latvio
Contact: elinalatvio@hotmail.com

 

Safeguarding Team Details

Headteacher responsible for implementing policies & procedures, allocating resources & addressing staff concerns

Cathy Greenaway, Headteacher
head@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

Designated Safeguarding lead Officer (DSLO) member of the senior leadership team responsible for dealing with safeguarding issues, advising & supporting staff, liaising with the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer), and working with other agencies

Rachel Burton, Head of School
rachel.burton@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer (DDSLO) member of teaching, support or pastoral staff with sufficient status & authority to effectively deputise for the DSLO role above

Sarah Kaler (School Business Manager)
admin@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

SENCO advice, liaison & support for staff and agencies working with children with special education needs and their parents and carers

Cathy Greenaway, Headteacher
head@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

LAC Designated Teacher promotes the educational achievement of ‘looked after’ children on the school role

Rachel Burton, Deputy head
rachel.burton@riverside.calderdale.sch.uk

Chair of Governors leads on all allegations of abuse made against staff, in liaison with the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer), & on safe recruitment practices with the Head Teacher

Jon Hairsine
jon_hairsine@hotmail.com

Safeguarding Governor

Ellie Nhindo-Latvio
elinalatvio@hotmail.com

 

Our school will ensure that the DSLO, the DDSLO and the governing body attend training relevant to their role.  All staff will receive Child Protection training, which is relevant and appropriate to their role.  Refresher training is available every three years.  Induction training in Safeguarding will be provided to all new staff and volunteers within half a term.