Useful Links

Useful Links

St Francis Braintree


We all have a responsibility and an accountability to ensure the safety of all of our children.  

The designated lead for Safeguarding is Mrs Vicky Jackson (Headteacher) and this role is supported by Mr Damian Fannon (Deputy headteacher) and Mrs Sue Miller (Office Manager)

All staff have annual training and regular up-dates. 

'Every child should be safe...some children are at risk of harm from the very people they should be able to rely on for love and care. We all have a responsibility to do everything possible to protect those vulnerable children.’

St Francis takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. We establish and maintain an environment where pupils feel safe and secure and are encouraged to talk, and are listened to. At St Francis we ensure that pupils know that there are adults within the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty. If you are concerned about the well-being or safely of any child please speak directly and promptly to the Designated Lead for Child Protection in the school, Mrs. V. Jackson. In her absence, please speak to Mr. D. Fannon or Mrs. S. Miller

Child Protection Policy - February 2024

Harmful Sexual Behaviour - Child on Child Abuse Policy - November 2022

 Keeping Children Safe in Education - DFE September 2023


Any concerns you have about a child can be made to the Children and Families Hub  on 0345 603 7627 (Mon-Thurs 8.45am-5.30pm and Friday 8.45-4.30pm) 

or in an emergency to the Police on 999


St Francis adheres to the guidance of Safer Recruitment in Education.

Domestic Abuse and Children

If someone in your family is abusive, remember that it is not your fault and you are not alone. It is important that you tell somebody that this is happening. Domestic abuse happens in many families and there are people that can help you and your family.


If someone you know is in serious danger, you should dial 999 straight away and ask for the police. Otherwise, the following is a list of groups who will be able to help you:


National Domestic Violence Helpline - 24hr freephone 0808 20000247.
The Hideout - a website for children and young people living with domestic abuse.


The following organisations may also be helpful:

Childline - for help, advice and support about anything that is worrying you. Call: 0800 1111 (24-hour freephone)
NSPCC – for help, advice and support, call: 0800 800 5000 (24 hour freephone).
Beat Bullying
ThinkUKnow - e-safety for children of all age groups 
Child Bereavement - 0800 02 888 40
Young Minds - a charity which helps to improve the emotional and mental health of young people. Call freephone 0808 802 5544 for confidential support Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Wed 6pm-8pm.