"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being." - Khalil Gibran
Our Safeguarding Team
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.
Staff will immediately report the following to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
- 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 non-attendance.
- 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.
What to do if you have concerns about a child?
If you are concerned that a child is in an emergency situation, you should contact the Police immediately on 999.
If you have a safeguarding concern that requires an immediate response from Children's Services, please telephone the Safeguarding Hub.
0333 240 1727
We are an operation encompass school.
Operation Encompass is a partnership between police and schools. Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school hours and might have an impact on a child attending school. The information is shared shared on school days during the school term and, when incidents occur over the weekend, the Operation Encompass Designated Officer, will contact the relevant school at the earliest opportunity after the information has been shared by the police, via a telephone call or email. Operation encompass calls are received, in school, by the DSL and members of the safeguarding team.