St Paul’s C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Staff work hard to maintain an environment where our children feel safe and secure. The curriculum is designed to ensure opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse. Children know that they can approach any of the adults in school if they are worried and that they will receive a consistent supportive response.
In recognising our responsibilities for Safeguarding and Child Protection, as a school we:
- Have clear staff recruitment and selection procedures, ensuring that all staff (including volunteers) who have unsupervised access to children, have been appropriately checked for their suitability through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) procedure.
- Aim to raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse.
- Support children who have been abused in accordance with his/her Child Protection Plan.
- Establish a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.
Click here for a copy of our Safeguarding policy.
Click here to see our offer of early help.
If you would like to know more about our policy or procedures for Safeguarding or have any concerns about a child, please speak to Jayne Bevan or Karen Paterson.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jayne Bevan (Acting Headteacher) and Karen Paterson (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Kirsty Morrison (Acting Deputy Headteacher)
Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection: Pat Gifford