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 (Head Teacher)
Deputy DSLs: Miss Stevie Burgess, Mrs. Sheila Laptew and Mrs. Jacqui Wright
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: Miss Stevie Burgess
Mental Health Champion: Mrs Charlotte Jalil
Chair of Governors: Mrs. Lyndi Clarke
Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs. Melissa Murphy
Prevent Governor: Mrs. Lyndi Clarke
To access our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, please CLICK HERE
Please find our Child Protection Procedures Flow Chart HERE
Please find our BCWCAT policy on Online Safety here: https://www.bcwcat.co.uk/information-1/policies-1
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
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.