Friday, 20 October 2017

Safeguarding / Pupil Welfare

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Safeguarding

                                         Safeguarding Team

At St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School we place safeguarding at the centre of all we do.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of all of our pupils.

 

Mrs Emma Jackson is our Designated Safeguarding Lead in school.

Miss Wilkinson is Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Hayley McCarron is our Safeguarding Governor

 

Safeguarding Issues

Attendance Your child's attendance is monitored daily and significant absences are always followed up. The school has an Attendance Policy that you should read and understand.

Behaviour We have clear behaviour rules for the whole school community that must be followed to keep everyone safe and happy. We positively reinforce the message that we keep unkind words, hands and feet to ourselves and treat others with respect.

Bullying We understand that children do sometimes fall out and this will be dealt with by an adult who will listen to the children involved and help to resolve the situation. These situations are rarely considered to constitute bullying, however where bullying does occur, cases are taken very seriously and will work with children and families to try and resolve any problems. Please see our Anti-Bullying Policy.

 

Health and Safety Everyone at St Patrick's has a responsibility to ensure that adults and children work in a safe environment. The school has clear Health and Safety Policy and Procedures which everyone must follow. The school have fully trained first aiders to deal with any accidents in school.

 

Esafety The school recognises that technology plays an important role in the education of our children and is committed to safeguarding children in the virtual world. Please see our website page for advice and information.

 

Complaints If you have any complaints about how the school is working with you or your child please feel confident to speak to us. The Head teacher will always be happy to speak to you to resolve any difficulties. It is better to speak to us as soon as you have a concern so that it does not become a bigger issue. If you do not feel the matter has been resolved, you can raise your concerns with the Governing Body.

 

The Prevent Strategy

 

The Government published its Prevent Strategy in 2010 and since then there has been a growing awareness of the specific need to safeguard children, young people and families from extremism.  Unfortunately, there are now many instances, nationally, of extremist groups attempting to radicalise the vulnerable members of our society to hold extremist views justifying political, religious, sexist or racist violence and an intolerance of diversity.

From July 2015, all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security act 2015 to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.  This means that we have the same duty to protect children from extremist and violent views as we do to protect them from drugs and physical abuse.

St Patrick's Primary School values freedom of speech and the expression of beliefs and ideology as fundamental rights that underpin our values.  Pupils and staff have the right to speak freely and voice their opinions.  However, this freedom of speech comes with responsibility and free speech that is designed to manipulate the vulnerable and incite violence goes against the British values that we promote. Freedom of speech has to be subject to laws and policies governing equality, human rights, community safety and cohesion.  We are very clear that exploitation and radicalisation should be viewed as a safeguarding concern in St Patrick's School. 

More information regarding our work to promote British values can be found in the Curriculum section of this website.

 

School Policy

 

Please see link below for our School Safeguarding Statement and Child Protection Policy

 

Safeguarding statement

Child Protection