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Safeguarding Information



St Katherine's CE Primary School and Nursery is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.


Our school will support all children by:

1. Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school

2. Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness

3. Effectively tackling bullying and harassment

4. Promoting all aspects of the Equality Act 2010


We have an expectation that all staff and visitors to our school will behave in a way which ensures our children are safeguarded at all times. This expectation involves a duty for any safeguarding concerns to be reported.


If you are concerned about the welfare of any child or vulnerable adult then please discuss this with the DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL):

Mrs Anne-Marie Taylor (Headteacher)


or the DEPUTY DSLs:


Mrs Paula Everest Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Caroline Brown (SENDCo)


Our Safeguarding Governor is Rev. Marion Walford


Information from the Local Authority about what to do if you think a child is at risk is available by clicking here.


If you think a child is in immediate danger then you should contact the police 999.


If children are unhappy they can speak to

Childline: 0800 1111 or NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000



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

-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 Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately

-If the DSL is not available, a Deputy DSL should be contacted

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

-If there are any concerns about a member of staff, this must be shared with the Headteacher and not the DSL. If you have concerns about the Headteacher, then you should speak to the Chair of Governors, Rev. Marion Walford


If anything worries you or concerns you, away.


"St Katherines C.E. Primary School has successfully evidenced that safeguarding policy and practice are exceptional. Leaders at all levels consistently prioritise safeguarding and rigorously monitor procedures and practice. There is a clear ethos that everyone in the school including visitors has a responsible role to play in keeping children safe." Outstanding Safeguarding Mark, Verification Report




DfE Keeping Children Safe Hub


Essex Safeguarding Children Board


Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance






Parent info


PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation)