At Trinity Catholic School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Warwickshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Alton (Senior Assistant Principal email@example.com).
The Additional Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Price (SENDCO), Miss Crossman (Inclusion Manager), Mr Willis (Head of Year 10), Miss Malle (Teacher of Maths) and Miss Hanson (Teacher of PE). All DSLs can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Designated Person for Looked After Children (LAC) is Mrs Joanne Price.
If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can email the DSL on the email addresses provided above.
The following policies can be found HERE:
- Child protection and safeguarding
- Keeping children safe in education: sets out the legal obligations for all education providers in England.
- Online safety policy: sets out the school's responsibility for ensuring the safety of students when using computers, the internet and social media
- Anti-bullying policy: sets out the school's responsibility for ensuring the safety of students in cases of bullying.
- Medical needs policy: provides guidance on the collection, administration and monitoring of controlled drugs and general pharmaceuticals on the school site.
- No platform policy: outlines the expectations of staff, commissioned services, volunteers, speakers and site users on expressions of political or ideological beliefs when on the school site.
- Staff behaviour policy: outlines the expectations upon school staff in safeguarding children.
- Whistleblowing: outlines appropriate procedures for stakeholders to follow if they are concerned about the conduct or practice of a member of staff.
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Victim Support: 0808 168 9111
Childline: 0800 1111
Respect Mens Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-8PM)
National Centre for Domestic Violence: 0207 186 8270
Samaritans: 116 123
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-8PM)
Cruse Bereavement: 0800 808 1677 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM)
Mind: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-6PM)