St Paul’s ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, on and off line, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.
The school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child.
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Deputy Safeguarding Lead|
|Mr A Curran (e-mail)||Mr N. Cockcroft (e-mail)|
Both Mr Curran and Mr Cockcroft are contactable all year round (including school holidays) by e-mail.
During school closures – If you are concerned that a child is in immediate danger, ring the police on 101.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child please call Duty and Assessment Social Care on 0116 454 2004
You can find our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy here
For more information about e-safety click here.
PC Barlow from Leicestershire Police came to speak to our students in years 7, 8 & 9 about knife crime this week. This was followed by a PHSE lesson to consolidate their learning. Please have a conversation with your child about what they have learnt. Leicester Youth Services will work with our Year 10 after Easter on the same subject.
This week our Year 7, 8 and 9 students have learnt how to stay safe online. A speaker from Parent Zone who showed them how to recognise fake news, manipulated images and how to report inappropriate content on social media. Please ask your child what they have learnt. Parent Zone is an organisation that works for the Home Office. If you would like to know more you can go to their website.
This week our Year 7 and Year 9 students learnt about domestic abuse from the charity ‘Living with Abuse’. You can find more information and help about the issue on their website below:
Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline: 0808 8020028
Keeping Our Children Safe:
For the National Safer Internet Day, our students watched and discussed ‘Breck’s last game’, a video produced by the Essex Police to raise awareness about online grooming.
Please read the attached information and talk to your child about what they learnt. If you are concered about your child’s safety online and would like help, please contact the school.
Children and young people can experience are range of difficulties at any time in their life. Early help is for children and young people of any age and can come from all kinds of services and organisations who work together to support the family. You might be using some of these services already, but we want to make sure they are providing the right support for you and your family’s needs.
You can request targeted support if you have concerns about your child’s health, development or behaviour.
The request can be made by yourself or with the support of a teacher, health professional or support worker. During the assessment, you will be fully involved and listened to which will help find the right support that you, your child and family may need.
For more information about Early Help come and chat to us or for outside school, contact 0116 454 5899 or email email@example.com
If you think a child is in immediate danger
Don’t delay – call the police on 999,
or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, straight away.