Safeguarding

Safeguarding our children is of paramount importance at St Paschal Baylon.  This school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment.  Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and health relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

The school also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services.  Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them.  In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral.  However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter.  We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset.  The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.

The school will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family.’

Key Personnel
School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss L. Kavanagh
School’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr E. Flood, Mr D. Gallagher
School’s Designated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs B. Williams

SPB Child Protection Policy
SPB Child Protections Policy COVID 19
Online Safety Policy
Social Media Policy
Operations Encompass Information for Parents