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 Ms Rosa Zoleo (Office Manager)
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Sallyanne Shallcross
Volunteering and Working in School.
All staff and volunteers are expected to:
Read the School Safeguarding Policy
Read the Staff Handbook
Read the Online Safety Policy
Read the Acceptable Use of IT Policy
Read Keeping Children Safe in Education
Read Working Together to Safeguard children
Sign our forms to confirm that they have read all of the above documents.
See below for 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 Harvey or Ms Zoleo. 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
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/