Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures

All staff at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are committed to safeguarding pupils and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Mrs Day is responsible for Child Protection within the school. It is her duty and responsibility to pass on to outside agencies any concerns that a pupil is being harmed or may be at risk of being harmed. This may result in a referral to Children and Young People’s Services. (CYPS)

The Deputy Designated Officer is Mrs Pascoe

In all matters, the school Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy informs practice throughout the school.
What do I do if I have a concern?
  • If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and report to a Designated Officer immediately.
  • If your concerns relate to the actions of a member of staff, please report this to one of the Designated Officers who will report it to the Headteacher.
  • If your concerns relate to the actions of the Headteacher, please contact our Chair of Governors, Tim Van Kroonenburg. His details can be obtained from the Office.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies

Safeguarding children is of paramount importance to everyone who works in the school, in whatever role.  
Our staff regularly undertake safeguarding training to update their knowledge of safeguarding regulations and procedures. 
The school follows the policies and procedures below, many of which are statutory.  These are provided by the government, the Local Authority and Devon Children and Families Partnership, and our Multi-Academy Trust Plymouth CAST.  
Paper copies of policies are available on request from the school office.