Safeguarding

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Safeguarding

 

St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and academy representatives, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.

We believe that St Joseph’s College should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and moral development of the individual child or young person.

We have a portfolio of safeguarding policies that clearly outline the procedures in place within our school.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on this website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person’s welfare.

We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person’s welfare.

We have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) to support our students. Our lead DSL is Mrs C Slattery (Deputy Headteacher).  Our Deputy DSL is Mrs C Machin.