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Safeguarding at St Anne's

St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To keep children safe in education you have to “allow yourself to think the unthinkable.”

Safeguarding Team

The safeguarding team is in charge of keeping children safe at home and at school. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and Deputy Safeguarding Designated Leads (DDSL).

The St. Anne’s Safeguarding team is:

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                                                       Mrs M Sadie                      Mrs E Larcher                    Mrs R Turner                  Mrs B Barker

Our safeguarding governor is Rose-Anne Rumpus who can be contacted via the school office.

You can contact a member of the Safeguarding team by coming into school or ringing us on 01256 464165 to discuss any concerns/queries you may have.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of mental or physical health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Contact Numbers

For urgent Child Protection/Safeguarding advice:

Please call the Children’s Reception Team on 0300 555 1384

The Local Authority Designated Leader contact number is 01962 876364

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.



NSPCC: Telephone: 0808 80050000

CHILDLINE: Telephone: 08001111

PACE: (Parents against child exploitation) Tel: 0113 240 3040

ONE IN FOUR: (Advocacy service, counselling service and information service for those who have experiences sexual abuse.

KIDSCAPE:(Preventing Bullying Protecting Children): 0207 730 3300 or 08451 205 204


Safeguarding and Child Protection

At St. Anne’s we understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. To achieve our safeguarding commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff, governors and volunteers.

The school has a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, which explains how the school deals with child protection concerns, including allegations about the behaviour of members of staff. All members of staff, including teaching and support staff receive annual safeguarding training and updates throughout the year. The school has rigorous safeguarding procedures in place which all staff (including regular volunteers and Governors) must follow. We also ensure that we follow the statutory guidance  set out in the DfE document, “Keeping Children Safe in Education” including the Prevent Strategy, FGM, Mental Health, Up Skirting, Child on Child abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation.

We work with an array of agencies including Children Services, the School Nurse, Early Help (FSS) and the police.

Key Policies

The following website gives, parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation with articles, tips and resources.  https://educateagainsthate.com/

If you would like some advice on how to keep your child safe online please see:

NSPCC Online Safety 

NSPCC Share Aware

Internet Matters

Pan European Game Information

NSPCC Net Aware

Family Video Game Database

Thinking of leaving your child at home?

Law on leaving your child home alone (Gov.uk)


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