Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility

Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone's responsibility. Here at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic School we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child's parents/carers unless we have a reason to believe that such action would not be in the child's best interest.

Safeguarding Role Name School Role
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Ms Fagan  Assistant Headteacher/SENCo
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Breslin  Head of School
Designated Safeguarding Link Governor Mrs Mackenzie Local Authority Local Governor

 What you can do

Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads or an appropriate member of staff immediately.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures ⇒