St Teresa's Catholic Primary school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of polices and procedures in place that contribute to that commitment.
We actively support the Government's Prevent agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
Our Designated Safeguarding leads are Mrs Monaghan, Mrs L Woolfall, Mrs Waterhouse and Mrs B Pritchard.
The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs E Hesketh.
The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:
The school has a suite of Safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly. These are:
Health and Safety Policy
Online Safety Policy
Educational Visits Policy
All staff receive annual Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for recording concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the School Safeguarding Team.
For more information please refer to the policies which can be found on our policies page.
Our school participates with Operation Encompass. This is a nationwide initiative, thoroughly researched and devolved by the Home Office.
Each school will be informed of all Domestic Abuse incidents, not just those where an offence can be identified or those which are graded as high risk. The partnership recognises that all incidents of Domestic Abuse can be harmful to children and young people.
A nominated member of staff known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. At St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School the Key Adults are Mrs C Monaghan, Mrs L Woolfall and Mrs B Pritchard. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school makes provision for possible difficulties experienced by the children or their families.
The Key Adult will keep this information confidential, and will only share it on a need to know basis, for instance, to teaching staff for the child or young person. It will not be shared with other school students.