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Holy Family

Catholic Primary School

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Safeguarding Statement

We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and to maintain a professional attitude of 'it could happen here' where safeguarding is concerned.

 

Holy Family is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare.  All adults (staff, governors, volunteers and visitors) are expected 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 that a child is being abused or neglected. Holy Family seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.

 

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021)

 

All safeguarding concerns should be reported immediately to the appropriate member of staff in accordance with our policy and procedures.

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

NAME:  Mrs Kelliher

CONTACT NUMBER: 01376 513418

 

 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

NAME:  Mrs Scott

CONTACT NUMBER: 01376 513418

 

Designated Safeguarding Governors

 NAME:  Mrs Nicholls  and Mrs Martin

CONTACT NUMBER: 01376 513418

 

To underpin the values and ethos of our school and our intent to ensure that pupils at our school are appropriately safeguarded a number of  policies and procedures are included under our safeguarding umbrella.

 

For Safeguarding policies please see our Key Information page and go to 'Policies'

 

WEBSITES YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL

 New NSPCC Contact details to report sexual harassment in schools

The contact details are:  Phone: 0800 136 663 or Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Keeping Children Safe in Education

ESCB Effective Support for Children and Families in Essex

Please see our other Safeguarding policies on the 'Key Information Tab - Policies'
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