Definition of Safeguarding
St Joseph’s adopts the definition of the term “safeguarding” from statutory guidance.
Safeguarding children is defined 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:
Mr Coffey- Designated Safeguarding Lead (Interim Head of School)
Mrs Watchorn– Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Assistant Headteacher, Class Teacher and EYFS Phase Group Leader)
Miss Allen– Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Assistant Headteacher, Class Teacher and Y3&4 Phase Group Leader)
Mrs Burke – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (School Business Manager)
Miss Crowther – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Class Teacher & Y1&2 Phase Group Leader)
Mr Cummings –Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (After School Club Manager)
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/