We believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice that protects them.

In addition, Ofsted regard safeguarding as the Golden Thread that runs through all aspects of school life. We embrace this status that is given to safeguarding.

We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount
  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation, or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
  • The school policy applies to all children and young people
  • Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents/carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young peoples welfare

The school policy applies to all staff, including senior managers and boards of trustees, paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers, agency staff, students or anyone acting on behalf of The Federation of St Joseph’s Nursery Infant and Junior School. We review our child protection policy and protocol at least annually to ensure they are still relevant and effective.

Safeguarding Officers

DSL: Kim Mapp Nwosu

Deputy DSLs: Danielle Ashley, Malechi Abubaka & Fiona Longford-Jackson

Safeguarding Governor: Gillian Murray-Powell

If you have any concerns about a child, please contact the school office and request to speak to a DSL, tell any member of staff or if out of hours email: [email protected]