SAFEGUARDING AT ST PAULINUS SCHOOL

Safeguarding children and young people is an absolute priority at our school. We have a Safeguarding Policy which is reviewed annually. Staff and governors are required to access appropriate training from the LA’s accredited trainer and this is updated regularly. We participate in the LA’s annual Safeguarding Audit. There are Designated Senior Leads (DSL), Deputy Safeguarding Leads and a Nominated Governor for safeguarding.

Safeguarding – Everyone’s Responsibility

At St Paulinus, all staff treat the safeguarding of pupils as upmost priority, by ensuring they take safeguarding duties seriously and promote the well-being of all our children by:

  • Ensuring a safe learning environment for all children.
  • Promoting a shared responsible for the well-being of children.
  • Developing and implementing robust measures to help us identify and report any safeguarding concerns.
  • Working with other agencies and partners to support children and families.
  • Keeping updated and well informed to help raise awareness and understanding of Child Protection issues.
  • Promoting an awareness and understanding of how children can keep themselves safe.

Safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
  • Early intervention from professionals to enable all children to have the best possible outcomes.

If you are worried, or have concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child, please contact one of our Designated Child Protection Officers, above, on:

01924 488 282, or contact Social Care Direct on: