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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Lead

At St Mary's the Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Pratley.

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Marland and Ms Montgomery.

At Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.

We treat safeguarding as the highest priority. The health, safety and well-being of all our children, staff and visitors are of paramount importance.

Our children have the right to protection regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability.

The Single Central Record (SCR) is maintained by the school to demonstrate that staff have undergone appropriate recruitment and police checks. The SCR is updated as and when additional staff or volunteers are recruited.

If any parent, staff member or volunteer has a concern about the welfare of a child they should immediately contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mrs Pratley or Deputy DSL Miss Montgomery.

 

 

Report Child Abuse

 

Contact Brent Family Front Door if you are concerned about a child.

 

 

If you believe a child is in immediate danger you should phone the police. Call 999.

 

 

If you are worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused, contact the Brent Family Front door as soon as possible to discuss your concerns:

  • Office hours (Mon – Fri 9am - 5pm): Call 020 8937 4300 (option 1)
  • Outside office hours: Call our emergency duty team on 020 8863 5250

Alternatively, complete an online referral at www.brent.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/keeping-children-safe#Reportchildabuse . Please supply as much information as you can.

If you are unsure that a child or young person at risk or has been abused - it’s still OK to report a suspicion. Our team will listen to your concerns and decide what to do.

We will ask for your details but you can choose not to share them. If you do not feel comfortable about telling us, you can also speak to a police officer, teacher, health visitor, doctor or the NSPCC.

The most important thing is to speak to someone who can help.

 

 

What to report

Child abuse can take different forms and includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. You can read more about the different types of child abuse and how to spot the signs, on the NSPCC website at www.nspc.org.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

Prevent Duty

As a school, we have a legal duty to prevent extremism and promote the traditional British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.

 

All staff are trained regularly as part of our Safeguarding training so they are educated on their duty to prevent children from being drawn into terrorism and extremism.

 

For more information please see the guidance below:

Educating Against Hate:

https://educateagainsthate.com

Prevent Duty Departmental Advice:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439598/prevent-duty-departmental-advice-v6.pdf

 

 

 

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