SAFEGUARDING at St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School
Every member of our school staff is responsible for the safety and well being of our pupils. At St. Patrick's we are vigilant and pro-active in meeting the safeguarding need of our pupils.
See below for our PARENT GUIDE to the role of the PASTORAL TEAM St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School:
Staff will immediately report the following to the DSL or Deputy DSL's:
- any suspicion that a child is injured, marked, or bruised in a way which is not readily attributable to the normal knocks or scrapes received in play
- any explanation given which appears inconsistent or suspicious
- any behaviours which give rise to suspicions that a child may have suffered harm (e.g. significant changes in behaviour, worrying drawings or play)
- any concerns that a child may be suffering from inadequate care, ill treatment, or emotional maltreatment
- any concerns that a child is presenting signs or symptoms of abuse or neglect
- any significant changes in a child’s presentation, including nonattendance
- any hint or disclosure of abuse or neglect received from the child, or from any other person, including disclosures of abuse or neglect perpetrated by adults outside of the family or by other children or young people
- any concerns regarding person(s) who may pose a risk to children (e.g. staff in school or person living in a household with children present) including inappropriate behaviour e.g. inappropriate sexual comments; excessive one-to-one attention beyond the requirements of their usual role and responsibilities; or inappropriate sharing of images.
If you believe that a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, please contact the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY 2021/22
OVERARCHING SAFEGUARDING POLICY 2021