Safeguarding our children and families is our number one priority at St Patrick’s

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.

In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all at St Patrick’s ensure the approach is child-centred. This means that St Patrick’s consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

St Patrick’s recognises that no single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

The purpose of safeguarding children is to:

  • Protect them from abuse, maltreatment and exploitation.
  • Prevent anything from harming their health or development.
  • Ensure they can grow up under safe and effective care.
  • Take action to ensure they have the best outcomes in life:Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

If you have a concern please speak to one of the Safeguarding Team Designated Safeguarding Leads.

During school closure you can contact a designated safeguarding lead teacher on the following number 0115 8550557.

This will be passed onto the DSLs at Saint Patrick’s. Please ONLY use this number to report a safeguarding concern or you can email us:

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) contact details:

Tracy Lane, Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hannah Lane, Designated Safeguarding Person

Miss Moody, Designated Safeguarding Person

Please include ALL of these emails in case any of the safeguarding team are absent and please mark the subject line as Safeguarding.

If you need help, Children and Families Direct are here to help. Please contact them if you need any support, you can self-refer or you can talk to them if you have concerns about children in another family.