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St Richard's

Church of England First School


Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Mark Ridlinton (Head Teacher)


Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Bryony Meek (Deputy Head) and Mrs Sue Evans (SENDco)

St Richard's Supporting Families Offer

Please click on the policies link below to take you the website page containing all our Safeguarding Policies 

Are you worried about an adult who works with children?


All organisations providing services to children and young people must ensure that their staff and volunteers are safe to do so. Most adults who work with children and young people act professionally and aim to provide a safe environment for the children and young people in their care, however, it must be recognised that there are adults who will deliberately seek out, create or exploit opportunities to abuse children.


The allegations' process is managed by Worcestershire’s Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) as part of the Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service.


LADO procedures should be applied when there is an allegation that any person who works with children, in connection with their employment or voluntary activity, has:

  • behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child
  • possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child
  • behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates they may pose a risk of harm to children

Supporting Families


What is 'Supporting Families'?

If you are experiencing difficulties in your family or are worried about your children, there are people who can offer help and support. Difficulties could be for example:

Worcestershire Children First have created a list of organisations and groups who work in your community and offer support, advice or services to children, young people and their families locally.


Follow the links below for further information or speak to a member of the Safeguardiing team at St Richard's for more information. 

Get Safe - keeping children and young people safe from criminal exploitation


GET SAFE - One year on

Over the last 12 months the Get Safe Partnership has continued the work to strengthen the responses that children receive when there are concerns of criminal exploitation. The strategic and operational response continues to be robust with many statutory and voluntary agencies working together to tackle the concerns. 

The partnership works to tackle a range of areas of child criminal exploitation including, county lines drug dealing, child sexual exploitation and support to children that may go missing from home.


Are you worried about your child?

Have you seen a change in their behaviour or routines? Do they have unexplained money, clothing or gifts? Do you think they maybe being criminally exploited?

If you have an immediate safeguarding concern for a child, you must call the police on 999.

If your concern is about activity in the Worcestershire area which you believe may indicate crimes being committed e.g. drug dealing or Modern-Day Slavery, please contact the police on 101.

If you wish to discuss a not immediate safeguarding concern about a child aged 0-18 years then please contact our Family Front Door on 01905 822666 during office hours. In emergencies out of hours the number is 01905 768020.

We have collated information on criminal exploitation of children and young people but if you wish to talk to someone, Worcestershire Children First have a dedicated Get Safe team who works closely with partner agencies here in Worcestershire. The team is contactable for advice on  01905 845568 or at


Click on the link below to take you to Worcestershire's Get Safe website page with lots of links for support if you are worried about a child.