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At St Mary and St Chad CE First School we all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and at our school we take this responsibility very seriously.


This means: –

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Our school is committed to safeguarding children and maintaining a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need. We do this through child protection, health care plans, health and safety, safety on educational visits, pastoral support and much more.

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019)


If we have any concerns about a child or young person in our school, the information is shared immediately with our Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Sandra Lamond and/or Deputy Safeguarding Lead Mrs Victoria Lloyd


Alternatively, a referral can be made to first response on  0800 1313 126


The people you should talk to in school about any safeguarding concerns are:


Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sandra Lamond

Location of office: Headteacher’s Office

Contact Number: 01902 850373


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Victoria Lloyd

Location of office: Puffins/Year 1 classroom

Contact Number:  01902 850373


Chair of Governing Body: Mr Ian Wood

Contact Number: 01902 850373


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