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Our Statement of Safeguarding at St. Mary's:

At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we take the safety and wellbeing of the children in our school very seriously and we expect all staff, volunteers, governors and parents to do the same.

We have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which is available on this website, a paper copy is available by request.

Other policies which affect the wellbeing of children are: Attendance; Behaviour; Anti-Bullying; Computer and Internet Use (E-safety), Late Collection and Managing pupils with Medical conditions.

We follow the Safer Recruitment Policy and the Department of Education guidance: ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

We are also part of Operation Encompass, a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children exposed to domestic abuse.
We follow data protection and confidentiality policies.

We have a Health & Safety Policy for the practical protection of children and staff and regular walk rounds to inspect the site are conducted by the Site Manager, Governors and Leadership teams.

All staff receive extensive Child Protection (CP) training and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance appropriate to their position in school.

Who to Contact:

Designated Safeguarding Lead DSL Amy Pritchard Principal
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead DDSL James Southall Assistant Principal
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead DDSL Grace Darling-K Class Teacher
Lead Governor of Safeguarding Dominic Cooper Chair of Governor

Safeguarding Policy:

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