Our Safeguarding Team
Mrs J Shields (Headteacher) - Safeguarding lead.
Mrs M White (Acting Deputy Headteacher)- Deputy safeguarding lead
Pauline Warrington (vice Chairperson) - Safeguarding Governor
Paula Williams (Pastoral Care Leader 0-7) - Safeguarding team
Angie Parkinson (Pastoral Care Leader 7-11) - Safeguarding team
Mrs C Keegan (Acting Assistant Headteacher) - E-safety safeguarding lead
St Anne's Catholic Primary School ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.
The school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services.
Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them.
In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset.
The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.
St Anne's Catholic Primary School will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family.
CEOP (Child On-Line Protection) Parents Area
This site offers advice and guidance for all types of online behaviours be it on line gaming, social networking, sharing and much more. Your children will be familiar with the child version of this site as it used in school you could perhaps ask them to help you with navigating through it.
A Parents’ Guide to Facebook
Would you know whether your son/ daughters profile is set to public or private? Would you know how to check? Do you know what POS stands for when children are online chatting (Parent Over Shoulder)? Do you know what Phishing is? Facebook is very popular amongst young people (and many adults) this guide is produced annually to keep parents up to date with tips for keeping their children safe when using Facebook and informing them of the latest trends for Facebook usage.
Cyberbullying is becoming more prevalent amongst children and young people when they are online, particularly as the popularity of online gaming continues to increase. To help parents deal with any incidents of cyberbullying or if you think your child maybe a victim of online bullying there is advice and guidance for you as a parent and how to deal with such scenarios.