Safeguarding and “Prevent”

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School endeavours to provide the children in their care with a safe and secure environment in which they can flourish emotionally and educationally. As part of our daily responsibilities we understand that staff have a crucial role to play in safeguarding our children, and promoting the welfare of every child in our care.

 St. Mary’s is committed to the development of excellent practice and sound procedures for child protection.  We have clearly defined procedures and a sound practical policy for the safeguarding of our children.

The Designated Senior Person for child protection and safeguarding is Mrs Dawn McGrath, the back up DSP is Mr Nolan and the child protection governor is Mr Charters.

If you require any further information or if you have any concerns about anyone in the school community please contact one of these school representatives.

The Safeguarding policy at St Mary’s is updated regularly and you will be able to access the most up-to-date safeguarding policy by clicking the link below:

St Mary’s Catholic Primary SchoolSAFEGUARDING POLICY 2019-20

 Prevent 

All school staff contribute to a “Prevent Radicalisation” risk assessment and action plan on a regular basis. All staff and School Governors are aware of the high priority that this aspect of safeguarding has. The action plan is presented to governors within the “Head’s Report to Governors”.

Operation Encompass

The school has become part of Operation Encompass, please see the letter below for more details. Operation Encompass will launch across Lancashire at the end of April 2019. 

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A letter has been sent home to parents, please click on the link below to access the letter which gives full details about Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass letterMarch2019