St Anne's Catholic Primary School

Mother Teresa Catholic Academy Trust

St Anne's Catholic Primary School | Pinkerton Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6RE

0125 6464 165


Safeguarding at St Anne's Catholic Primary School

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; Mrs Sadie (Head of School), Mrs Larcher (Deputy Head and Key Stage One Manager) and Mrs Turner (Deputy Head and Key Stage Two Manager)

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

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 harm to children's 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


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


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.

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 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, Peer on Peer abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation.

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

Working together to safeguard children Keeping Children Safe in Education

St. Anne’s Child Protection Policy

St. Anne’s Safeguarding Policy

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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

If you would like some advice on how to keep you child safe on line 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 (


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.)

WOMEN’S AID Tel: 0845 023 468

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