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 K Hill - Deputy Headteacher/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 R Davis - SENDCo/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs M Cherry - Teaching Assistant/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


The Governor responsible for Safeguarding is:

Miss S Quigley


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.




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:
Following the loving example shown by Jesus Christ