At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School we are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for pupils, staff, volunteers and visitors and to promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well–being of others.

We believe that our school provides a safe, positive and caring environment in which children can grow in their social, physical and moral development. We recognise the vital contribution our school can make in safeguarding children from harm and we intend to carry out our responsibilities actively and enthusiastically in liaison with all other concerned parties.

The four main elements to our policy are:

  • Prevention through the curriculum and pastoral support offered to pupils and their families
  • School’s child protection infrastructure and procedures for identifying and reporting cases (or suspected cases) of abuse or other child protection concerns.
  • Support for pupils who may have suffered significant harm, and their families.
  • Staff recruitment, management and support systems which protect children

Our policy applies to all staff, volunteers and governors working in the school. 

For our full policy, please click here - St Mary's Safeguarding Policy.