Keeping Children Safe
At St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Primary School the welfare of our children is our main priority.
In this leaflet we aim to provide you with all the information you need to help you understand our role when it comes to keeping your child safe.
We take safeguarding very seriously at St Margaret Marys Catholic Primary school, therefore we have a number of policies in relation to safeguarding such as the child protection act. All staff have been trained in level 1 safeguarding, however some have received more advanced training such as our safeguarding team.
Types of abuse to look out for
PHYSICAL– Deliberately harming or injuring a child with intent- hitting, biting, punching, nipping and blows to the body .
SEXUAL-- The forceful act of making a child engage in sexual activity/ influence them This is physical and non physical.
NEGLECT– When the child's overall well being is being ignored by parents or carers. Examples are poor hygiene, malnutrition, absences from school, being left in isolation and even disregarding appointments.
EMOTIONAL– A child can be mentally effected by being made to feel unloved, scared and unworthy. This can be caused by children being exposed to violent situations such as parents fighting or even something appearing threatening to the child such as shouting, swearing, bullying and threats.
Our Safeguarding Team
Mr Wilkins: Head Teacher & Safeguard Lead
Mr Denny: Deputy Head Teacher & Deputy Safeguard
Mrs Cook: KS2 Lead
Mrs Chandler: Foundation & KS1 Lead
Parents & Guardians
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