More than just a school: Living; Loving; Learning
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in all circumstances and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are trained annually on the latest safeguarding requirements and it is a subject which is reviewed at each of our weekly staff meetings.
We all have a duty to safeguard our children from all forms of abuse:
and also from the dangers of being drawn into extremism. All of these areas of abuse can come from online abuse and we need to safeguard our children from this too.
These duties and procedures are set out in our Safeguarding Policies and procedures. Parents and carers are able to read our Policies here on the website and are free to discuss issues surrounding our policies and practice with the Headteacher, Inclusion Manager or Chair of Governors.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads and deputies (DSLs) are:
Mrs Gemma Irvine – Headteacher (DSL)
Mrs Amanda O’Hagan - Inclusion Manager (Deputy DSL)
Miss Lauren Parsons – Inclusion Assistant (Deputy DSL)
Mrs Louise Hardy – Inclusion Team Member (Deputy DSL)
Our Governor responsible for Safeguarding is
If are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day. Do conduct your own investigation. You are able to make your own referrals to Children’s Services by clicking here
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this immediately to the Headteacher (or the CEO of Bosco CET if the concern relates to the Headteacher) – who will consider what action to take.