We take safeguarding very seriously at St. Joseph's. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Andrew Arnold. Mr Devlin, Mrs Parker, Mrs Coventry and Miss Wild are also fully trained. Mrs DeMatteis is the named governor for Safeguarding. Please contact us at school straight away if you have any worries about children's safeguarding. Some of the policies and documents on this page may be helpful.
Signs and Symptoms of Potential Abuse
We expect all members of our school community to remain vigilant to the signs and symptoms of potential abuse and report any concerns to our Designated Safeguarding Leads. There are 4 main categories of abuse to be aware of;
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
In addition to these 4 areas, the following Safeguarding issues are also high on our agenda;
- The Prevent Duty (Radicalisation & Extremism)
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
- Children Missing From Education (CME)
For further information on this, please see below.
Our policies - To view any of these policies, click on the links below or enquire with the school office who will be happy to give you a copy.
Below are links to documents that are relevant for safeguarding children.