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 and 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
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.
Our Designated Safeguarding Team is:
Mrs McAleenan- Designated Senior Lead
Mrs Mellor- Deputy Designated Senior Lead
Miss Kenny Deputy Designated Senior Lead
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 Head or the Deputy DSL should be contacted.
• Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.
If you have any Safeguarding Concerns you would like to raise with the school please contact Mrs Mellor on 0121 464 6921.
If you have an immediate concern and cannot contact us 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
Keeping Children Safe in Education
All Staff at our school have read the Keeping Children Safe in Education (Information for Schools and Colleges) document.
This document explains:
Right Help, Right Time
In line with Birmingham Safeguarding Children’s Board, St Peter’s follows the refreshed threshold guidance “Right Help, Right Time” (RHRT). This framework has provided everyone at St Peter’s with clear advice about what to do and how to respond if a child and their family need extra help. The DSL, attended the required training suggested by the RHRT Multi-Agency and so have embedded the RHRT guidance within the day to day practice of the school. Staff receive training so they know that the voice of the child is at the centre of their planning, decision making and service delivery.
Safeguarding and Support Agencies