Parents, carers and staff all have the safety and wellbeing of our children at the centre of the decisions they make, both in and out of school. Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility. Members of the public, as well as staff in helping agencies, can play a vital role in helping to protect children from abuse or neglect.

Whilst the child’s welfare is always the most important consideration, there is also a duty on professionals to work in partnership with parents, to provide support where necessary and to ensure that children remain with their families wherever possible.

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School  we take safeguarding extremely seriously. We work closely with the school family to make ensure that safeguarding is a priority of the school.

Staff had recent Safeguard training in Autumn 2021 completing sessions on Keeping Children Safe in Education and Prevent. Children have completed online sfaety training in September 2021 and this is also now part of the Computing curriculum.

Miss Wright is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Nominated Teacher for Looked After Children: Miss Wright

Mr Geaves, Miss Ayton, Mrs Fleming are the Deputy Designated Safeguard Leads (DDSL)

Miss Smith is the Designated Safeguarding Governor (DSG)

Safeguard and Child Protection Policy

Safeguard and Child Protection Procedures

All can be contacted through school.

The school maintains a Single Central Record, which records all the adults who work with children at our school. We also only work with contractors (for example builders) who can meet our requirements regarding safeguarding of pupils.

If any member of the public thinks a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect, they should contact the local Children’s Services (formerly known as Social Services) or the NSPCC National Helpline.

For children who live in Redcar & Cleveland

The Access Team, Redcar & Cleveland Children’s Services, Seafield House Tel: (01642) 771500

Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team – Tel: (08702) 402994

NSPCC National Helpline Tel: (0808) 8005000

If a member of the public considers that there is an emergency situation, they should dial 999 for the Police.

Click here to view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy updated in September 2021.

Below are links to websites you may find useful.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/safeguarding