St Cuthbert and The First Martyrs' Catholic Primary School a Voluntary Academy

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We take safeguarding very seriously at St Cuthbert & The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs S Walsh and our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Miss E Green and Mrs C Varley.  Our named Governor for Safeguarding Mrs S Chang.

Please contact school straight away if you have any worries about children's safeguarding. 

Signs and Symptoms of Potential Abuse

We expect all members of our school community to remain vigilant to the signs and symptoms of potential abuse and report any concerns to our Designated Safeguarding Lead/Deputies.  There are 4 main categories of abuse to be aware of;

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect 

In addition to these 4 areas, the following Safeguarding issues are also high on our agenda;

  • The Prevent Duty (Radicalisation & Extremism) 
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Children Missing From Education (CME)



Trust Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy Sept 2023

School Roles & Responsibilities Dec 2023

School Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy Sept  23

Low Level Concern Policy Sept 2022

Staff Safeguarding Handbook 2022

Temporary Safeguarding Addendum Covid-19

Child Friendly Safeguarding Information BCWCAT

Keeping Children Safe in Education  (DFE Guidance Sept 2023) Full Guidance

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused 2015

Information Sharing Advice for Safeguarding Practitioners July 2018

Disqualification under the  Childcare Act

Teaching Online Safety in Schools

Online Safety Policy BCWCAT 2023

FGM statutory Guidance