St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

‘Following the loving example shown by Jesus Christ’


Safeguarding at St Patrick's School


We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.


We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.


Where safeguarding is concerned, we maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” so the purpose of our Safeguarding Policy is to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep our children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.


Safeguarding is defined as:

The umbrella term "safeguarding" is defined in the Children Act 2004 as protecting from maltreatment; preventing impairment of health and development; ensuring that children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care;  and work in a way that gives the best life chances and transition to adulthood.  Our safeguarding practice applies to every child.



The Safeguarding team:

Mrs R Davis - SENDCo/Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Lobo - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs M Mullin - ELSA and Family Liaison Officer/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms S Brennan - Teaching and Learning Lead KS1/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S Collins - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


The Governor responsible for Safeguarding is:

Miss S Quigley


The Chair of Governors is:

Mrs J Burton


Staff Training:

All staff receive regular training in safeguarding issues - covering subjects including FGM, Breast Ironing, Neglect, CSE, Mental Health, Internet Safety (including sexting and cyber-bullying), Domestic Abuse, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

Internet Safety 

In light of recent events in OUR school, we would like to share some information with you about issues affecting our children, and recommend some ways to talk to your children about internet safety, and places to find more information.


We would therefore like to invite parents and carers to attend a short presentation on Wednesday 7th February at either 9.00am (please come to the school office) or 2.30pm (please come to the school office).


If you are unable to attend these sessions but would like to come to an after school presentation, please let us know – if there is enough interest we will try our best to arrange something.

Raising Awareness of sexual abuse of children (NSPCC)

TV Advert
As you may be aware the NSPCC have been broadcasting a TV advert to raise awareness of how parents can help their younger children keep safe from child sexual abuse. If you’ve missed it, you can watch it here:

Parents' Pack for PANTS message
The TV advert directs parents to the PANTS campaign, used in schools for many years. There is now a pack for parents to use, to encourage them to have a conversation that many might feel uncomfortable about having. Information is also available in Welsh and for children with a hearing impairment. The link to the parents’ PANTS pack is here:

Pantosaurus App for iOS and Android
The NSPCC have also teamed up with award-winning animators, Aardman to create a free app, for both android and iOS, featuring the Panatsorus characters. There are four mini games where players test their skills against Pantosaurus. The app is great fun to use! You can get the app by going to the relevant App Store below:

Find on Google Play:

Find on the Apple App Store: