St Francis Catholic Primary School a Voluntary Academy

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Safeguarding and Child Protection

St Francis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

School Safeguarding Team

If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following key personnel, who are contactable via the main school office – 01274 638520, office@fra.bcwcat.co.uk

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs. Andrea Haines (Headteacher)

Deputy DSLs: Miss Stevie Burgess (Deputy Head) and Mrs. Jacqui Wright (Parental Involvement Worker)

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children: Mrs. Andrea Haines

Designated Teacher for Prevent: Mrs. Andrea Haines

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo): Miss Beth McDermott

Mental Health Champion: Mrs Andrea Haines

Chair of the Local Academy Council: Mrs. Lyndi Clarke

Nominated Safeguarding Academy Councillor: Mrs. Melissa Murphy

Prevent Academy Councillor: Mrs. Lyndi Clarke

Please find our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy HERE 

Please find our Child Protection Procedures Flow Chart HERE

Please find our BCWCAT policy on Online Safety HERE

Please find our Staff Safeguarding Handbook HERE

Please find the Government's guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2022 HERE

Please find our BCWCAT policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy HERE

Please find our Recruitment and Selection Policy HERE

Prevent Duty

As part of St. Francis commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Duty, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

What is the Prevent Duty?

The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Click here to see the official Government guidance on the Prevent Duty (April 2021)