Keeping Safe

St. Peter’s Catholic first School (Academy) recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.

We review our safeguarding policies and procedures annually.

Key Personnel

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Mrs. Catherine Clubley (Headteacher)

Contact details: Telephone: 01527 831872

The deputy DSL is: Mrs. Sarah Laskey (Deputy Headteacher)

Contact details: Telephone: 01527 831872

The nominated safeguarding governor is: Mrs. Louise Saunders

Other named staff and contacts:

  • Designated Teacher for Children in Care Mrs. Catherine Clubley
  • Online safety Co-ordinator Mr. Matthew Doxford / Mrs. Catherine Clubley
  • Safeguarding in Education Adviser, WCC Ms. Denise Hannibal
  • Local Authority Designated Officer/Position of Trust Jon Hancock /James Boreland
  • Family Front Door : 01905 822666 (core working hours)

Out of hours or at weekends: 01905 768020

To submit an online Cause for Concern notification log onto:

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20559/refer_to_childrens_social_care/1658/are_you_a_professional_and_worried_about_child

If you feel a child is at immediate risk to harm please dial 999.

All children in school are regularly reminded about who they can talk to if they feel worried, sad or upset. Please read our Safeguarding Policy to find out more about how we keep children safe.

Safeguarding Policy

Operation Encompass is a process whereby the police and county council will inform a member of staff if a child or young person has experienced any domestic incident. This will be done prior to the start of the next school day. Information sharing between professional agencies allows school staff to provide emotional and practical support to their pupils experiencing domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse can broadly be defined as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour; violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who have been intimate partners or family members. This can include, but is not limited to the following types of abuse – psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.

Click on the link operation encompass for further information.

 

Get Safe is the Worcestershire name for Worcestershire’s multi-agency support and protection for children and young people.

You can also find out more by visiting the following website.  www.worcestershire.gov.uk/getsafe

 

 

We are committed to making sure that our school is a safe and happy place to be. Pupils are regularly reminded how to keep themselves safe, in lessons, assemblies and through visitors to school.

Everybody in school takes health and safety very seriously. If you see anything that could be improved please tell a member of staff or complete a message slip at the school office.

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Peter’s. See our E-Safety page for more information.

With the help of the friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, PANTS is a simple way to talk to your child about staying safe.

Click on the poster below for more information.