St Joseph's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. To ensure prompt communication between staff, we use Safeguarding Pro; an online system that allow us to monitor safeguarding, well-being and pastoral issue. this enable swift communication between all parties in a secure way.
Our safeguarding team
If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs E McCullagh (Head Teacher -01472 690672)
Deputy DSL: Mrs K Melling, Mrs J Bradley and Mrs C McHugh– 01472 690672
Safeguarding officer: Mrs R Wilding - 01472 690672
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs A Mellows
Anti-bullying Coordinator: Mrs C McHugh
Chair of Governors: Mr R Mellows
Online Safety Lead: Miss S Fitzpatrick – 01472 690672
Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. We will ensure that our concerns about a child 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. In this case school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Committee and inform the Social Services of the concern.
Cause for concern
Our Early help offer
St Joseph's works to provide Early Help to those children and families in the school community with emerging needs, which may not be appropriate for Social Services intervention. Early help means providing support to our children and families as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life.
We understand just how complicated family life can be. From time to time, there may be situations where you need some extra help and support.
If things are not right at home, please come and talk to us, there are many things we can do to help from uniform to breakfast club.
Families can sometimes need support from a wide range of agencies. We recognise that other agencies will be able to support children and families based on their specialised work. Therefore, our role is often to signpost families to the resources that will best support their needs.