At The Federation of St Joseph’s Catholic Junior, Infant and Nursery Schools, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in all circumstances and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We ensure that we:

practise safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children
equip the children with the skills needed to keep themselves safe
establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop in confidence and independence
work within the school’s Safeguarding Policy (based on the Croydon model)
The Safeguarding Policy has clear procedures in place which all staff are aware of. Parents and carers are able to read the Policy on our policy page and are free to discuss issues surrounding policy and practice with the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Chair of Governors.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns are discussed with the parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Designated Persons for Safeguarding are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mrs Leonore Fernandes – Headtecher
Contact Details: 0208 653 7195 and 0208 670 2385

Designated Person for Safeguarding: Mrs Vicki-Louise Gallagher – Deputy Headteacher       

Contact Details: 020 8653 7195(Junior) 020 8670 2385 (Infant)                                           

Deputy Safeguarding: Mrs Katy Flegg – SENDCO
Contact Details: 0208 653 7195

Assessment Service
Contact Details: 020 8726 6400
LADO: Steve Hall
Contact Details: 020 8255 2889
LADO: Jane
Contact Details: 020 8726 6000 ext 84343
LADO email:

Our Governor responsible for Safeguarding is:

Mrs Margaret Bailey – Safeguarding Governor

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Persons as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the Designated Persons in confidence – who will consider what action to take.


Safeguarding Policy September 2019