Safeguarding at St Augustine’s
At St Augustine’s Safeguarding is our number one priority and everyone’s responsibility. As a school, we are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is a central part of our whole school approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential. This is achieved by:
- Creating an environment whereby high standards of work, effort and behaviour are expected and rewarded with praise and encouragement.
- Providing a curriculum, which will help all children to develop.
- Providing appropriate training and learning opportunities to sustain the personal and professional development of all staff, governors and volunteers
- Developing a school community where everyone feels valued and secure, shows understanding of others, respects diversity and promotes equality of opportunity and encourages a sense of pride in our school and themselves.
- Working in partnership with parents by offering support, information and advice about their child’s learning and development
Who leads Safeguarding in our school?
The Designated Safeguarding leads (DSL) who take the lead for Child Protection are:
Mrs L Brennan (Interim Head Teacher)
Mrs E Duzgun (Deputy Head Teacher)
Mrs S Bibi (Learning Mentor)
The named Member of the Governing Board for Safeguarding is:
Rev John Hellewell
Designated Safeguarding Officer
Take a look at the document below to find out more about Safeguarding:
There are a number of policies relating to Safeguarding in school (in addition to the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies) and these include:
Data Protection policy DBS policy and procedures
Equality Act E-Safety policy
Freedom of Information Act policy GDPR policy
Health & Safety Whistle blowing policy
Have a look at the document below to find out about about specific areas of Safeguarding: