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At St Benedict's Catholic Primary School we take all matters related to Safeguarding and Child Protection very seriously.  We have robust and regularly reviewed policies and practices in place to keep our children safe. 

Policies related directly and indirectly to Safeguarding can be located on our website via this LINK.

If you need any help or support then please follow the following link below which will take you to many aspects of support available to parents and families...MY LIFE WARRINGTON.

We use CPOMS to record and monitor any concerns. CPOMS is the market leading software solution for monitoring Safeguarding, wellbeing and all pastoral issues. Working alongside our existing safeguarding processes, CPOMS is an intuitive system which helps us to ensure that children are safe and fully supported.  Gone are the days of extensive paper forms and burdensome filing cabinets.  Instead, staff feel secure in the knowledge that the information they report is shared instantly with the relevant people immediately and securely. As a result of using CPOMS, staff are enabled to focus on teaching and providing support instead of administration.

Information is shared with the Safeguarding Team who meet on a regular basis to discuss concerns and monitor the impact of any interventions and/or next steps to ensure the safety of all children.

Mr Chris Perry Safeguarding Lead

Mr Perry

Designated Safeguarding Lead



Mr Forde

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Michelle Gillespie Safeguarding Team(1)

Mrs Gillespie

Assistant Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Susan Elwin Safeguarding Team(1)

Mrs Elwin

Assistant Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Helen Abbott Safeguarding Team(1)

Mrs Abbott

Safeguarding Team



Mrs Child

Safeguarding Governor


Safeguarding Statement

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:

  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).

Useful links

  1. http://www.nspcc.org.uk
  2. http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
  3. http://www.saferinternet.org.uk
  4. http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
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