Child Protection and Safeguarding
Who keeps us safe in school?
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make in protecting, supporting and promoting the welfare of the children in our school. We are committed to ensuring that children are safe, that child protection practice is effective and that procedures are followed. We make every attempt possible to ensure that children are safe from abuse or harm during their time at school and at home.
If you have any concerns relating to child protection, you can speak to one of the designated members of staff at school, or contact Social Care Direct on 0845 8503503. Alternatively, you can contact the Police on 101 and ask to speak to a child protection officer.
|Miss Handley is our school SENCo.||Mrs Spencer is our Interim Consultant Executive Headteacher and our Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead.||Mrs Kearford is our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.||Mrs Kerrigan is our Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.|
The school's designated Child Protection Governor is:
If you are concerned about a child, please phone us on 01924 299 244 and ask to speak a member of the Safeguarding Team.
For advice and guidance on various child protection and safeguarding issues please see our 'helpful links' page.
More about our school's policies regarding inclusion and safeguarding can be found on our 'Policies and Premium' pages.
Our pupils increasingly use mobile phones, tablets and computers on a daily basis. They are a source of fun, entertainment, communication and education. However, we know that some adults and young people will use these technologies to harm children.
As a school we regularly provide updates and sources of information to encourage Parents to consider measures to keep their children safe when using the internet. To find out about e-safety within the curriculum, as well as staff training, parent workshops and our plans for the future please click here.
Further information for parent can be found on the following websites:
The NSPCC and O2 have teamed up to offer some fabulous free advice for families about keeping safe online. For tips and advice on parental controls, keeping safe whilst playing minecraft, how to be 'share aware' and loads more, please click here.
For more helpful links on e-safety please see our 'helpful links' page.
New Snap Maps Feature. E-safety concerns.
It has come to our attention that Snapchat now has a feature where users can share posts on a Snap Map. Snap Map allows users to search maps for public posts and then zoom in to find the exact location of the user. It also lets people locate their 'friends' on a map that is accurate enough to determine where people live. Please remember that the minimum age to hold a Snapchat account is 13 in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If you or your children do use this app please find the information in the link below on how to switch off location sharing.