At St Catherine's we are committed to safeguarding children. We believe that;
- All children have a right to be safe.
- Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibliity.
- Never keep concerns about children's safety to yourself.
Please note our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy has been reviewed to bring it into line with new Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2018) statutory guidance.
For information on how to keep your children safe online, click here.
If you wish to report an online incident to the school, click here.
Who should I talk to if I have concerns about a child?
Mrs Louise Hussey is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Pippa Warner is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
If these contact people are not available, do not delay but contact one of the numbers below:
South West Child Protection Procedures www.swcpp.org.uk
Local Safeguarding Children Board Website www.safechildren-cios.co.uk
Devon and Cornwall Police can be call on 101 or if any emergency 999.
Cornwall Children’s Social, Care Multi-Agency, Referral Unit (MARU) - 0300 1231 116
Cornwall Children’s Social Care - out of hours - 01208 251300
We are now part of Operation Encompass. Our Key Adults for contact are Mrs Louise Hussey and Mrs Pippa Warner.
Parent Information re. Operation Encompass:
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
For more information visit: www.operationencompass.org