Our Lady's Catholic Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care. It is our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of every child by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.
We listen to children and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will always be happy in our school, achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.
Children at our school will be able to talk freely to any member of staff if they are worried or concerned about something. To ensure a safe environment for children is maintained, our selection and recruitment practice is thorough and includes checks on staff and volunteers’ suitability, including Vetting and Barring Checks in accordance with current legislation.
We provide staff with annual safeguarding training and have robust systems in place for escalating concerns.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. At Our Lady's Catholic Primary School we have a team with specific responsibilities for safeguarding:
Designated Safeguarding Leads: Miss Tara Davies and Mrs Pat McGovern
Deputy Safeguarding Leads – Mr Carl Spackman, Miss Fiona Molloy, Mrs Jo Rooney and Mrs Sophie Pearce.
Safeguarding Committee Representative – Mr Paul Concannon
Abuse is always wrong, no matter how many times it happens.
There can be lots of different types of abuse.
Being abused can affect young people in lots of different ways, but it’s never their fault.
It’s not unusual for young people to find it hard to talk about abuse, even with their closest friends.
If you’re worried about a child or young person, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 0507 666. For more information, please click on the button below.