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 S. Miller
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.
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:
The following organisations may also be helpful: