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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

We live, learn and grow in the light of Christ




We currently have 3 designated staff for Child Protection in school.


Designated Safeguarding Leads:  Mrs Bryant, Mrs Yeoman, Mrs McLaughlin, Mrs Aitken.


All designated staff have had the same training which is regularly updated.


The named person for Looked After Children is Mrs McLaughlin.


You can find our Child Protection Policy by following the link below.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is of paramount importance and is everyone’s responsibility.


Every member of staff, volunteer and regular visitor works in a way that will safeguard and promote the welfare of all of the pupils at this school. This includes the responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.


Our staff play an important role in identifying concerns early and provide help for children to prevent these concerns from escalating. All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of it could happen here where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members must always act in the best interests of the child.


Our school will establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and feel safe.  Children will be able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something.


All staff and regular visitors will, through training and induction, know how to:

Recognise indicators of concern, 

Respond to a disclosure from a child,

How to record and report this information.


We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets. 

Every child will know what the adult will have to do with any information they have chosen to disclose.


Throughout our curriculum, we provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe.  This will also be extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills.


At all times we will work in partnership and endeavour to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and Local Safeguarding Partners’ Procedures.



The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day.


North Tyneside Council, the police and nominated Key Adults in school will be working together to make sure that school staff are made aware of an incident early enough to support pupils in school.


Click on the link below to find out more about Operation Encompass.


Acorns offers a range of services to support families affected by domestic abuse in North Tyneside.  Further information can be found on the Acorns website or the information leaflet below.  




Additional Safeguarding information for parents can be found in the 'Parents' section of our website. 

This includes:

  • Keeping Children Safe Online
  • Operation Encompass


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