Richard Lee Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of all children and expect all of our staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students by adhering to the expectations laid out in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2022). We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection.

Our Safeguarding Team consists of:

Mrs Jenny Stafford – Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Vicky Darnley – Deputy Headteacher/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Miss Azra Foric – SENCO/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Miss Stef Joyce – Learning Mentor/Deputy Safeguarding Lead

If you have a concern about a pupil at our school please do not hesitate to contact the school on 024 7665 8800 and ask to speak to one of the school’s Designated/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

We will act in accordance with the following legislation and statutory guidance in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children:

– The Children Act 1989 & 2004

– The Education Act 2002 (section 175)

– The Education (Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2005

– Dealing with Allegations of Abuse Against Teachers and Other Staff (DfE, 2011)

– Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE, 2018)

– Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2022), which is available at–2

– Procedures set out by the Coventry Safeguarding Children Partnership, they are available at