Every member of our school staff is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of our pupils. At Holy Saviour we all work exceptionally hard to ensure that we are vigilant and proactive in meeting the safeguarding needs of our pupils.
Staff must immediately report the following to the DSL or deputy DSL:
- any suspicion that a child is injured, marked, or bruised in a way which is not readily attributable to the normal knocks or scrapes received in play
- any explanation given which appears inconsistent or suspicious
- any behaviours which give rise to suspicions that a child may have suffered harm (e.g. significant changes in behaviour, worrying drawings or play)
- any concerns that a child may be suffering from inadequate care, ill treatment, or emotional maltreatment
- any concerns that a child is presenting signs or symptoms of abuse or neglect
- any significant changes in a child’s presentation, including nonattendance
- any hint or disclosure of abuse or neglect received from the child, or from any other person, including disclosures of abuse or neglect perpetrated by adults outside of the family or by other children or young people
- any concerns regarding person(s) who may pose a risk to children (e.g. staff in school or person living in a household with children present) including inappropriate behaviour e.g. inappropriate sexual comments; excessive one-to-one attention beyond the requirements of their usual role and responsibilities; or inappropriate sharing of images.
Mrs. Anne Marie Nield is the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) for our school and Mrs. Catherine Baxter is the deputy DSL. If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of any pupils in our school, you can speak to Mrs Nield or Mrs Baxter in complete confidence.
If you wish to speak to Children's Social Care directly to report a concern you may have about a child, you can ring them directly on 0300 1236720. You can do this anonymously if you wish. For other advice on safeguarding children there is an NSPCC number anyone can ring 0800 800 5000.
Below are some publications relating to safeguarding for children.