At St. Patrick's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our pupils. Each pupil's welfare is of paramount importance to us. We provide regular opportunities for everyone within our school community to learn how to keep children safe.
Our Safeguarding Team are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs C Moulding – Headteacher
Designated teacher for Looked After children: Mrs C Moulding – Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers: Miss J Smith – Deputy Head
Miss N Blanchfield – EYFS Leader
If you have ANY concerns – however small you think they are – please fulfill your care of duty to the child or family in question and tell us.
Safeguarding our children is our highest priority.
The Prevent Duty:
As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Duty (July 2015), and take guidance from ‘Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism for young people’.
What is the Prevent Duty?
The Prevent Duty is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:
- responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given advice and support
- works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)
(Extremist groups can be left wing, right wing, animal rights, environmental and splinter groups)
Designated teacher for Prevent Duty: Mrs C Moulding – Headteacher
At St Patrick’s prevent is seen as safeguarding and within school it is embedded in all areas: Leadership and Accountability, Training, Reporting and Referral process and within the Curriculum guided by ‘Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism for young people’.
Please also look at our online safety advice webpage under the Parents tab.
Please see some very useful links to support you in keeping children safe
Useful links for parents: