Child Protection / Safeguarding

Child Protection Statement:

‘Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.’

Roles and responsibilities:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Julie Bradshaw

Those trained to provide cover for the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead are: Dr J Patterson (Principal)

The nominated Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor is: Mrs E A Jones (Chair of Governors)

The nominated governor for dealing with allegations against the Principal is: Mrs E A Jones

Any Safeguarding Child protection queries or concerns can be made directly to or


Safeguarding – Child Protection Policy – Jan 2017

St Vincent’s School Safer Working Practices Code of Conduct for Adults – Jan 2016  – Barnados ‘Real Love Rocks’ website, is an online space raising awareness around Child Sexual Exploitation and what a healthy and safe relationship is. – Provides advice including share aware – keeping children safe on social networks, apps and games


Complementary Documentation

Guidance for Safer Working Practice  for those working with children and young people in education settings -October 2015

Keeping children safe in education – September 2016