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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 July 2018)
Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (DfE Sept 2023)
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 2018)

Our Safeguarding polices can be found here


Helpful Safeguarding Links

A parents guide against sexual exploitation (PDF)


Crime Stoppers

Victim Support


Child line


FGM Fact Sheet for Communities

Mothers Safeguarding Champions - Flyers


The Team:

Safeguard Designated Lead (DSL): James Allen
Deputy Safeguard Designated Lead: Denise Johnston, Mrs Begum, Mrs Curran, Miss O’Flaherty, Mr Vidal and Miss Yeboah
Children Sexual Exploitation: James Allen
Early Help Lead: Shafy Begum
Online Safety: Gemma O Flaherty
Child Protection / Safeguarding Governor: Tony Kieran​