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)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
- Miss Crossman (Inclusion Manager)
- Miss Hanson (Head of Year 7)
- Mrs Stacey (Pastoral Coordinator)
All DSLs can be contacted via email@example.com
The Designated Person for Looked After Children (LAC) is Mr Alton
If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can email the DSL on the email addresses provided above.
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)