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Child Protection Policy 2018 - 2019

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School 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. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as Designated Child Protection Officers in school.

Pupils: Who can you talk to? 

We are here to keep you safe and happy at school.

If you have any worries about the health and safety and you, your friends or people you know or if you feel that something may be troubling them, you should tell an adult straight away. You can talk to any teacher or member of support staff in the school.

Do not worry that it is something small – we would rather that you tell us things which turn out to be small, than miss something which is important.

However, if you think the matter is very serious you must talk to the people below immediately.

The people you should talk to in this school are:


If they are not here please tell any other adult working in school.


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Catholic Care

Maria is our Catholic Care worker .

She will be working on a Tuesday in school this year. She is a trained Social Worker and can work with children and adults on a one-to-one basis as needs arise. Please contact the Headteacher for more details. In addition, Maria helps deliver the PSHE curriculum to small groups and whole classes in partnership with the class teacher. Maria is being funded by school in partnership with Catholic Care.


Staff are expected to report any causes for concern to the Designated Child Protection Officers using a written              pro-forma. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children “disclosing” concerns.

Prevent Duty

As part of St. Josephs commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Duty, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

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 appropriate advice and support

  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

For more information please click the link below from the DfE website

The Prevent Duty



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