Safeguarding and Wellbeing

 

Child Protection and Safeguarding

St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary is committed to working closely with parent/carers for the benefit of the children.  Child Protection is a sensitive area for which all staff receive regular training.  St Michael with St Thomas and extended services work together to support the needs of the child and their families.   All members of staff have a legal duty to report any allegation, disclosure or suspicion of abuse, or an expression of concern about abuse. When appropriate, the school will aim to contact and inform parents when a referral is made.

At St Michael with St Thomas, we believe that prevention is best, and we do this through our close relationships with parents, families and pupils.  We have a Family Support Worker in school who works with families and children to support them with a range of issues, from attendance and punctuality to concerns over behavior and health.  School can offer support to access help from the Early Interventions Team, where confidential advice and support can be reached. Please remember that no problem is too small and by seeking advice, problems can often be prevented from becoming bigger.

An essential part of our work to safeguard all pupils is around attendance and punctuality, and as a school we prioritise this.  We operate a first day response call system in cases of unexplained absence, which in some cases may be followed up with a home visit by staff.

 

If you have any safeguarding concerns, or questions around how children are safeguarded in school, please contact one of the Safeguarding Team:

The Senior Designated Person for the school is Miss M Slingsby - Headteacher

The Deputy Designated Person for the school is Miss K Brimble - Family Support Worker

Our two Assistant Head teachers are also fully trained in Safeguarding and are able to act as Deputy Designated people

The Designated Safeguarding Governor for the school is Mrs S McNamara.

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and, as such, St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary has adopted the Local Authority Safeguarding Policy. 

A copy of all available Safeguarding Policies can be found here.

 

Prevent

Working Together to Safeguard Children

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