Definition of Safeguarding
St Joseph’s adopts the definition used in the Children Act 2004 and in ‘Working together to safeguard children’. This can be summarised as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:
- pupils’ health and safety
- the use of reasonable force
- meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
- providing first aid
- educational visits
- intimate care
- internet or e-safety
- appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.
Please click on the link below to download our policy.
The Safeguarding team
As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. Should you have any concerns regarding a child at St. Joseph’s RC Primary School please make an appointment to see one of the designated safeguarding leads:
Mrs Byrne – Designated Safeguarding Lead (Headteacher)
Mr Hoyes – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy Headteacher)
PaceUK is an online course for parents if they wish to complete to gain a better understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation.
For more information, go to: http://paceuk.info/training/keep-them-safe/