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

St Patrick’s Catholic academy recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where all children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure the children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities. The school child protection and safeguarding policy is available here:

Safeguarding Policy 2019-20

    Designated Teacher

Our designated Teacher for Children Looked After (CLA) or Children previously looked after is Mrs Slight. If a child is in care of the local authority or has been in the past Mrs Slight will be able to offer help and support. Please contact Mrs Slight via the office if you would like to discuss anything.

There are a number of agencies available to offer support and help. Please see the posters below for information or come into school to speak to a member of staff.

Alternatively please follow one of the links below for direct access to the following websites.

NSPCC – National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Net Aware – NSPCC’s online safety advice

Childline – If you are a young person who ever needs someone to talk to 

Women’s Aid – If you want to talk about any domestic abuse at home, physical or emotional. 

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