Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

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Safeguarding

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. 

NSPCC

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.

NSPCC

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

Key people in our school

Miss Stacey Prince - Designated Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral Lead

Miss Karen Bathe - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Nadia Mossop - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Ana Whittle (Office Manager) - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Kelly Kordula - (Assistant Head / SENCO) - Deputy Safeguarding Lead 

The named Governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mrs Anne Clark

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

 - Contact Swindon 01793 464646

10 Tips To Keep Your Children Safe Online 

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

For further information please contact Mrs Kordula (SENCO) - senco@holyfamily.swindon.sch.uk

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 has read Keeping Children Safe in Education and understands how this is implemented in our school. 
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • MASH (The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) and Swindon Safeguarding Partnership 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 Policy and Procedures 2023

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding at Holy Family - Curriculum Links

Parent Links

NSPCC PANTS - Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.

Think U Know - Parent tips on internet Safety

NSPCC - Support for Parents. A range of tips and advice to support parents. 

Children's Mental Health Week - Advice for how you can support your child's mental health and wellbeing. 

Speak Out, Stay Safe

At the beginning of the summer term, all children took part in the 'Speak Out, Stay Safe' assembly. Miss Bathe and Mrs Mossop shared the important message that if ever the children had any worries that it was important that they speak to a trusted adult so that they can get the help and support they need. 

We discussed who could be a trusted adult and how we could 'Speak out to Stay safe'.