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St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School

Safeguarding and Child Protection Summary

At St Bernadette’s Catholic School, we strive to be a place where everyone is made to feel welcome and we treat each other with respect and dignity.  We put the safety and welfare of the children at the centre of all we do.  All staff, voluntary helpers, parents and visitors have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and protect them from neglect, abuse and exploitation of any kind.

Our designated person for child protection is Miss Regan (also SENCO and Year 4 teacher) and the deputy designated person is Mr Kirwan (Deputy Head and Year 4 teacher).  All staff and volunteers are aware of the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which is available on the school’s website.  Staff training includes recognising and responding to signs which may indicate possible safeguarding concerns.

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If you have any concerns about something you have seen or heard, please pass it on to a member of staff – either to the child’s class teacher or to a senior member of staff.  We request that concerns passed on verbally are also recorded in writing.  Concerns will be taken seriously and dealt with in the appropriate manner.  The attached flow chart shows how information is passed on so that the appropriate measures, if necessary, are put into action.

In emergencies, parents are able to refer their concerns to MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub).  Their contact number is 01273 290400.