St. John Bosco Catholic Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well-being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead’s (DSL’s).
|Nominated Lead||Mrs L Peart||Headteacher|
|Nominated Deputy Leads||Mr P Roddy|
Mrs G Gray
Mrs H Muldowney
Foundation Stage Leader
|Governor Lead||Mr I McDonough||Chair of Governors|
|Designated Governor||Mrs M Bradley||Foundation Governor|
St. John Bosco School operates the following policy on its website regarding the use of photographs and content, to ensure the privacy and safety of all our pupils:
- Where pupils are named, only their first name is used.
- Where a pupil is named, no photograph of that pupil is shown;
- Where a photograph is used which shows a number of pupils, no names are displayed.
- We never publish private information about pupils on our website
By observing these points, the school ensures that visitors to our website cannot link images of pupils to names of pupils. When choosing photographs for the website, the school is mindful of the way pupils may appear in them, and will not include images which are in any way inappropriate, such as close-up portrait shots of individual pupils.
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DLS’s as soon as possible the same day.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSL’s in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.
- Safeguarding Process Poster
- Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
- Ofsted Policy
- Lock Down Procedures
- NSPCC PANTS Campaign
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day. Sunderland City Council, Northumbria Police and nominated Key Adults in school will be working together to make sure that school staff are made aware of an incident early enough to support pupils in school. Find out further information about Operation Encompass on our website.