Safeguarding

At St Clare’s, we regard the safety of our pupils as our top priority.  It is everyone’s responsibility to be vigilant and to ensure that pupils stay safe.

There are four elements to our safeguarding procedures:

  • Prevention – A positive school atmosphere, explicit teaching of safeguarding aspects, pastoral support to pupils and safer recruitment procedures.
  • Protection – Following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns.
  • Support – Support to pupils and school staff and to children who may have been harmed or abused.
  • Working with parents – Working with parents to ensure appropriate communications and actions are undertaken.

 

Our full safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding Policy 2019-20

Additional safeguarding information due to the Covid-19 Pandemic can be found here: Safeguarding Addendum June 2019

 

Safeguarding out of hours or emergency

If you are concerned that a child is an immediate danger you should ring the police.

If you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a child during the school holidays, please contact the First Response Children’s Duty Team on 0116 305 0005 or email safeguarding@aquinas-cmat.org.

 

Online Safety

In today’s connected world, with most children accessing online content from a very young age, it is vital that children are supported to use the internet safely.

At St Clare’s, children undertake age appropriate online safety lessons every year.  However, school access to the internet is restricted through firewalls and filters which prevent most unsuitable content form being accessed.  Those fail safes are not, however, generally used at home.  We therefore strongly encourage parents to follow steps to prevent inappropriate content from being accessed and support their child to report anything that concerns them whilst online.

Step by step guidance can be found here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/support-your-child-at-home/

St Clare’s Primary School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy