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Safeguarding and Child Protection

The purpose of this page is to offer important information to parents and carers on matters relating to safeguarding and child protection. 


Here you can find key information relating to our school policies and procedures as well as up-to-date information from other sources or services such as the NSPCC, CSE, CEOP and MASH. 


Our staff will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. Our staff receive relevant, research-based and effective training in relation to best safeguarding practices and procedures. 


We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.


The procedures contained in our policies apply to all staff, volunteers and governors/ member Rivendell Flying High Academy and are consistent with those of Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP) and Nottshelpyourself | Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB)



The designated leads for child protection at Rivendell FHA are:


Julie Worthington (Head teacher)

Holly Dunford (EYFS lead)

Sarah Rhodes (SENCo)

Jess Wild (Family Support Worker)

Sammy-Jo Cassidy (Extended schools manager)

Neil Robinson (Chair of governors) 





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The NSPCC helps parents and carers talk to their children about staying safe. It’s part of our work to prevent abuse from happening to any child. We cover content as part of our PSHE curriculum. Our children learn how to 'Keep privates, private' using the PANTS rule:



Child Sexual Exploitation- CSE

Child Sexual Exploitation, or CSE, is a form of sexual abuse which sees children/young people being manipulated or coerced into sexual activity for receiving ‘something’ such as; gifts, money, food, attention, somewhere to stay etc.


Technology is very often used to groom victims. This may occur through social networking sites and mobile phones with internet access.


Helping you understand the sexual development of children under the age of 5

Helping you understand the sexual development of children 5 - 11



Child Sexual Exploitation - The Parent's View

"We thought she was going out with friends, but her attitude changed, her appearance started to change and she constantly had her mobile phone in her hand." Just one of the anonymous accounts from a hard hitting video featuring local parents whose children have been victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) It forms part of the ongoing West Yorkshire Police campaign entitled 'Know the Signs' which highlights the various indicators of the crime.

Information regarding CSE can be found here:

Brook's Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool

Brook's Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool helps professionals to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people.

Tackling Emerging Threats- Local support 


The Tackling Emerging Threats to Children Team is unique to Nottinghamshire and was established to support schools and partner agencies around any issue which might potentially threaten the health, safety and wellbeing of a young person.


Tackling Emerging Threats to Children Team (TETC) | The East Midlands Education Support Service (


Tackling Emerging Threats to Children Team and Combined School Health Hub | NCC Schools Portal (



What do you do if you think a child is at risk?


If you are concerned that a child you know is at risk of harm then you can contact Children’s Social Care at the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). This team will use your information to make a decision about how they can best respond to your concerns.  In an emergency you can of course contact the Police.  You are also able to discuss your child with a member of staff here at school if you have any worries.


The website will offer you the choice to complete an online form or to phone the team directly:

Tel. 0300 500 8090 (08:30-17:00)

Tel. 0300 456 4546 (out of hours- Emergency Duty Team EDT)

In an emergency call 999.


You can also report you concerns to the NSPCC who will offer you support and advice if you are feeling worried about a child’s safety.

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