Safeguarding

St Joseph and 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 policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Child Protection Lead is Mrs Teresa Harvey (Headteacher).

Our Deputy Child Protection Lead is Mrs Janet Richman

Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Tina Caulfield.

Volunteering and Working in School.

All staff and volunteers are expected to:

Read the School Safeguarding Policy Click here

Read the Staff Handbook click here

Read the Online Safety Policy Click here

Read the Acceptable Use of IT Policy click here

Read Keeping Children Safe in Education click here

Read Working Together to Safeguard children click here

Sign our forms to confirm that they have read all of the above documents.

What to do if you are concerned about a child

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child it is YOUR DUTY to report your concerns to: Mrs Bennett or Mrs Richman.  Click here to find out how to report a concern during school hours.  Out of school hours you can refer to Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224

Useful websites

Somerset Children’s Social Care: http://www.somerset.gov.uk/organisation/departments/childrens-social-care/

The Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board website www.sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk has useful information for children and young people, parents and carers, and anyone working with children. The site also has links to the South West Child Protection Procedures http://www.online-procedures.co.uk/swcpp/