St Peter's Catholic

Primary School

"Loved by Jesus, we love, we learn, we live and grow together for Him"

Safeguarding at St. Peter's

The safety and welfare of children is everyone's business. You could be a neighbour, friend, parent, relative, childminder, teacher or doctor - or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people.


Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.


This section is about assisting parents or guardians in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We hope you will find the information useful.

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.

 The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2022
  • The Prevent Duty 2023

Sharing your concern with school

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.

You can contact school on 0121464 6921



Our Designated Safeguarding Team is:

Mrs McAleenan- Designated Safeguarding Lead ( DSL)

Mrs Mellor- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead ( DDSL)

Mrs Kenny Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Miss O'Sullivan Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Miss Luff Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead (DDSL)

Miss McDonagh Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) 


If you have concerns about a DSL please contact the Chair of Governors Lisa Murphy:

Safeguarding at St Peter's

St Peter's Catholic Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care. Our school will support all children by:


• Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school

• Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness

• Effectively tackling bullying, child on child abuse, sexual violence and sexual harassment


We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse. At St Peter's Catholic Primary School in order to protect our children, we aim to:



• Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to

• Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse

• Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse 



Everyone working with our children their parents and carers should be aware that:


• Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.

• They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised

• They should involve the Designated Senior Lead (DSL) immediately

• If the DSL is not available the Deputy DSLs should be contacted.

• Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.

Worried about a child? What else can you do?


If you have an immediate concern and cannot contact school please visit Birmingham Safeguarding Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) website or call them on 0121 303 1888


In an emergency where a child's safety is at immediate risk of significant harm contact West Midlands Police on 999


Other helpful numbers for concerns about a child's safety:

Childline - 0800 11 11

NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 5000

LADO (Local Area Designated Officer): 0121 464 261