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Designated Safeguarding Leads and Governors

St Mary’s R.C Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Staff, governors and volunteers require an enhanced DBS disclosure and to undertake annual safeguarding training.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Ian Jones (Head Teacher).

The Back-up Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Amanda Barrett (Deputy Head Teacher).

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Tina Bradley.

The Designated Person for Looked After Children (CLA/LAC) is Mrs Amanda Barrett.

Operation Encompass

Child on Child Sexual abuse and/or harassment

Dedicated NSPCC helpline 0800 136 663

This helpline provides both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline also provides support to parents and professionals. See our safeguarding policy for our procedures.

Peer on peer sexual abuse and harassment is not acceptable and not tolerated. Sexual harassment refers to unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that occurs online or offline. Sexual harassment violates a pupil’s dignity and makes them feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated, and can create a hostile, sexualised or offensive environment. If left unchallenged, sexual harassment can create an atmosphere that normalises inappropriate behaviour and may lead to sexual violence.

Sexual harassment could include:

  • Sexual comments.
  • Sexual “jokes” and taunting.
  • Physical behaviour, such as deliberately brushing against another pupil
  • Online sexual harassment, including non-consensual sharing of images and videos and consensual sharing of sexual images and videos (often known as sexting), inappropriate comments on social media, exploitation, coercion and threats.

Additional Safeguarding Guidance

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