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|
|Mrs M. Gillespie (e-mail)||Mr N. Cockcroft (e-mail)|
Both Mrs Gillespie and Mr Cockcroft are contactable all year round (including school holidays) by e-mail.
You can find our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy here.
For more information about e-safety click here.
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.