St Bernadette Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Some common themes in Safeguarding include the following: Child criminal exploitation (CCE), Children Missing from Education (CME), Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Bullying including Cyberbullying, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Fabricated or Induced Illness, Faith Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Forced Marriage, Gangs and Youth Violence, Mental Health, Preventing Radicalisation, Sexting and Trafficking.
Safeguarding encompasses more than just recognising and identifying children at risk from harm and taking action to prevent this.
Safeguarding has many other elements:
All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school.