Safeguarding Information

Safeguarding Statement

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as Designated Child Protection Officers in school.


Staff are expected to report any causes for concern to the Designated Child Protection Officers using a written pro-forma. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children disclosing concerns.

Designated Person for Child Protection

  • Mrs A Ashworth (Headteacher) - Lead Child Protection Officer
  • Miss C Doherty (Deputy Headteacher) - Designated Child Protection Officer
  • Miss S Ford - Designated Child Protection Officer

General information about safeguarding-related policies and practices within our school can be found here: Keeping Children Healthy and Safe from Harm.

Guidance and advice on how to stay safe whilst online can be found on CEOP's think u know website


Please see our policies page for policies that cover the safeguarding aspects of school life.