“Adults are well trained to identify concerns and know how to report these to leaders. Leaders respond swiftly and with tenacity to concerns. Leaders share information
appropriately in order to keep pupils safe.” OFSTED March 2023

Children have a right to be cared for and protected; protecting them is everyone’s responsibility.

Here at St Augustine’s CE (VA) Junior School we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

Please see the members of the Safeguarding Team in the table below.

Visitors to the school will be expected to provide suitable documentation and will be provided with safeguarding information on arrival.

What you can do

Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them. The school is required to have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.

Please contact school on 01733 563566 and ask for a member of the Safeguarding Team if you have any queries.

To view the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, please visit the Policies section

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