St Mary's Catholic Primary School

This is our school, let peace dwell here

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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  Safeguarding Statement


The Governors and staff of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School take seriously our responsibility to promote the welfare and safeguard all the children and young people entrusted to our care



We have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place and all staff, volunteers and governors must ensure they are aware of these procedures. Our policies are available for parents to read.


The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in our school are:-



Designated Safeguarding Lead


Nikki Bedwin - Assistant Headteacher





Deputy DSLs


Vicki O'Halloran - Area School Improvement Partner





Michele Blunt - Headteacher





Faye Narracott - KS1 Phase Lead





Angela Thorogood - EYFS Phase Lead





Nicola Samson - KS2 Phase Lead




Safeguarding Governor: Anne Locke -


If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.


If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Headteacher Mrs Blunt.


DfE published an update to the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) statutory guidance: