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Safeguarding

St-Joachim’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We believe that:

All children have the right to be protected from harm;
Children need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
Children need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
All children have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
All children must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
All children have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child will achieve better educationally;
Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, radicalisation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.

Safeguarding is defined as

Protecting children from maltreatment;
Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
St-Joachim’s Primary school will fulfil their local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:

Working together to safeguard children (DfE March 2015)
Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (DfE Sept 2016)
The Procedures of Newham Safeguarding Children Board
The Children Act 2004
The Education Act 2002 s175 / s157
Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools: Departmental Advice (DfE 2016)


Our Safeguarding polices can be found here

 

Helpful Safeguarding Links

A parents guide against sexual exploitation (PDF)

PACE UK

Crime Stoppers

Victim Support

CEOP

Child line

NSPCC

FGM Fact Sheet for Communities

 

The Team:

James Allen: Designated Safeguarding Lead & Single Point of Contact
Marcia Donnelly: Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead /Early Help
Matilda Jackson Hamilton: DSL/ FGM
James Hassett: Online Safety Co-ordinator
Mike Coleman: Safeguarding Governor