Mrs Orrell - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Gillespie - Assistant Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Elwin - Assistant Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Abbott - Safeguarding Team
Mrs Child - Safeguarding Governor
St Benedict’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.
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:
- Allow him/her to speak without interruption, accepting what is said.
- Advise him/her that you will offer support, but that you MUST pass information on to the Designated Senior Person for child protection.
- Immediately tell the Designated Senior Lead for child protection.
- 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:
- Immediately tell the Head Teacher (or DSL for child protection or Chair of Governors where the Head Teacher implicated).
- 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).