Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Bush Babies Nursery


At Holy Family, we believe that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

We have a strong commitment to safeguard all of our children, ensuring their health, safety and well-being in all areas of our practice.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment, preventing harm to children's health or development, ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.



Child protection is the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. It involves measures and structures designed to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect.


Safeguarding and Child Protection are top priority at Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School.

Key people in our school

Ms Sarah Blackmore - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Karen Bathe - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Nadia Mossop - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Robin Smith (Year 5 / 6 Lead)  and Mrs Ana Whittle (Office Manager) - both Deputy

Mrs Kelly Kordula - Assistant Head / SENCO 

The named Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mr Andrew Szeliga

If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of any child, please speak directly to:

One of the named safeguarding leaders above OR

Any member of Holy Family's staff team OR

The NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000

Swindon Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub MASH 01793 466903

SEND Online Safety Hub

NetAware have launched an online safety hub to help support parents and carers who have children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The hub includes: online safety and wellbeing tips and advice and activities specifically for parents and carers of children with SEND.

Read the news story: Supporting your child with SEND online wellbeing

Visit the hub: SEND Online Safety Hub

What WE do at Holy Family School to protect your children and keep them safe

  • All members of staff receive Level 1 safeguarding annually.
  • Every member of staff is expected to read and understand Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • All members of staff are expected to undertake Online Prevent Duty training
  • All members of staff are expected to read and follow Safer Working Practice guidance.
  • All 5 members of the Safeguarding Team have current, up to date Safeguarding and
  • Child Protection training in accordance with their role and with the Swindon
  • Safeguarding Partnership (LSCB)
  • Miss Bathe, Mrs Nadia Mossop and Mrs Ana Whittle have attended Safer Recruitment
  • Training with Swindon Safeguarding Partnership.
  • Teaching staff, some Teaching Assistants and other school staff attend regular staff meetings during which safeguarding reviews are held. Updates from Sarah Turner
  • Consulting, Family Contact Point and Swindon LSCB are used to inform these meetings.

Our Duty of Care

All staff have a Duty of Care to report concerns. Parents and Carers will be informed of such concerns involving their child unless by doing so, the risks to the child would be increased. A written record of any concern will be kept on file and shared with other safeguarding professionals as necessary. Written records will be transferred to the children's new schools when they leave Holy Family School. Copies will NOT be kept on site.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding / Child Protection Concern Form 

Think U Know - a guide for parents about online safety