Safeguarding at St. Stephen's

Safeguarding Statement

‘St. Stephen's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act, without delay, to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.’

 

Safeguarding Team:

 

DESIGNATED SENIOR LEADER:-  Mrs Anne Georgiou

DEPUTY DESIGNATED LEADER WITH FULL TRAINING:- Mr Steven Hatton

SAFEGUARDING GOVERNOR:-  Mrs Helen Taylor

SENDCO & INCLUSION MANAGER:-  Mrs Jackie Barbera

CAF OFFICERS:-  Mrs Anne Georgiou, Mr Steven Hatton, Mrs Jackie Barbera

 

Child Protection Procedures 

 

If you suspect that a child/young person is being abused:

Immediately tell the Designated Senior Lead for child protection.

Record the known facts and give them to the above person using a Pupil concern log sheet.  A new sheet must be used for each new incident.

If a child or young person tells you he/she is being abused:

  1. Allow him/her to speak without interruption, accepting what is said.
  2. Advise him/her that you will offer support, but that you MUST pass information on to the Designated Senior Person for child protection.
  3. Immediately tell the Designated Senior Lead for child protection.
  4. Record the facts as you know them, including the account given to you by the young person and give a copy to the Designated Senior Lead for child protection.

If you receive an allegation about any adult or about yourself:

  1. Immediately tell the Head Teacher (or DSL for child protection or Chair of Governors where the Head Teacher implicated).
  2. Record the facts as you know them and give a copy to the Head Teacher (or DSL) – (Person for child protection or Chair of Governors where the Head Teacher is implicated).