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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: Dr J Patterson (Principal)

The Designated Safeguarding Officer is: Mr D Swanston (Deputy Principal)


The nominated Safeguarding / Child Protection Governors are: Mr A Nawaz & Mrs L Burns


The nominated governor for dealing with allegations against the Principal is: Mrs Bernadette Buckle - Chair of Governors 


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



Safeguarding- Child Protection Policy- 2023-24

Safer Working Practices Code of Conduct for Adults – 2022-2023

Safeguarding - Child Protection Policy COVID19 Appendix 1 - Jan 2021

St Vincent's COVID 19 Return to Work Risk Assessment 2020

St Vincent's COVID 19 Policy - Update Oct 2020

St Vincent's COVID 19 Policy - Update Jan 2021

St Vincent's COVID 19 Policy - Update May 2021

St Vincent's COVID 19 Return to School Risk Assessment Sep 2021


COVID 19 Policy 2021-2022  – 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

Keeping children safe in education Part 1 – 1 September 2023 Update

Keeping children safe in education – September 2023 

Guidance for Safer Working Practice  for those working with children and young people in education settings -February 2022

Positive environments where children can flourish - October 2021


Working together to safeguard Children July 2018

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