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St Francis Catholic Primary School a Voluntary Academy

Together we are exploring our special gifts; Together we are growing towards God.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Saint 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

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs. Andrea Haines (Acting Head Teacher)

Deputy DSLs: Miss Stevie Burgess, Miss Jenna Martin, Mrs. Sheila Laptew and Mrs. Jacqui Wright 

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children: Miss Jenna Martin

Designated Teacher for Prevent: Mrs. Andrea Haines

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator: Miss Jenna Martin

Mental Health Champion: Mrs. Andrea Haines

Chair of Governors: Mrs. Jane Reynard

Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs. Jane Reynard

Prevent Governor: Mrs. Jane Reynard

To access our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, please CLICK HERE 

Please find our Child Protection Procedures Flow Chart HERE

Please find our Staff Safeguarding Handbook HERE

Please note our Safeguarding policy addendum, which is applicable during the Covid 19 pandemic can be found 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 document on Prevent Duty