Keeping Children Safe
At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School the safety and well-being of young people in our care will always be our main priority. It is recognised that all staff and adults in school play a key role in safeguarding pupils and in the prevention of harm, early identification, intervention and support for pupils at risk of significant harm. We aim to create an environment where children are safe, valued and know that their concerns will be taken seriously. The vision, aims and ethos of St Mary's all support the intention that children are safe and secure in our care and they also feel this safety and security.
We follow policies and procedures outlined by Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board to ensure all children are safeguarded. We work closely with our multi-agency partners seeking support and guidance as required to ensure the safeguarding of young people is prioritised. Our staff are professionally inquisitive and vigilant and the school will always adopt this approach.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is updated annually and all staff receive regular safeguarding training.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mr. P. Harrison (Head Teacher)
Miss H Crone (SENCo)
Our Nominated Governor for Safeguarding is:
Mrs N Coombs (Chair of Governors)
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of children at St. Mary’s please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Leads
Key documents and Useful Information Below:
School Safeguarding Policy 2020-2021
Code of Conduct for Parents and Visitors
Keep Children Safe in Education DfE September 2020
School Child Protection & Safeguarding: COVID-19 addendum
Lancashire County Council Safeguarding - LSCB Continuum of Need
Tips for handling anxiety - information circulated by Mental Health Champions Network
Online safety tips for children
Call of Duty
Grand Theft Auto
Mental Health and Social Media
12 Social Media Tips
Thinkuknow. Parent and carers guide to sharing images (Primary).360p.mp4
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online:
- · Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- · Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.