At St Joseph's we fully recognise our responsibilities in terms of safeguarding. This includes Child Protection and ensuring the safety and well-being of all children within our care.
St. Joseph's understands that our work in safeguarding and protecting children must always have regard for the national guidance issued by the Secretary of State and should be in line with local guidance and procedures.
We understand the term Safeguarding to mean that we will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risk of harm to children’s welfare is minimised. We also understand that where we have any concerns about a child’s welfare we will take all appropriate action to address those concerns by working in full partnership with other agencies.
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Click here to access 'minded for families', a website for families/parents to get advice on a range of things such as self harm, online grooming, bereavement and a range of other topics. It provides a range of information around that particular topic and also signposts to other information/resources.
Safeguarding during closures
Our safeguarding lead is Mrs McCullagh. Our deputy designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Melling and our safeguarding officer is Mrs Rachel Wilding. If during our closures you need to speak to her please contact the school on 01472 690672 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org. For parents who need to contact her you can do so through Classdojo.
Please see the addendum to our safeguarding policy for the period of closure due to Covid19