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Safeguarding

St-Helen’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We believe that:

  • All children have the right to be protected from harm;
  • Children need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
  • Children need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
  • All children have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
  • All children must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
  • All children have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child will achieve better educationally;
  • Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, radicalisation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
  • All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.

Safeguarding is defined as

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

St-Helen’s Primary school will fulfil their local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:

Our Safeguarding polices can be found here

The Team:

  • ​Gael Hicks: Designated Safeguarding Lead & Single Point of Contact
  • Linda Van Biljon: Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead / FGM / CSE
  • Ann Bullock: DSL/ Early Help / Looking After Children
  • Claire O'Sullivan: Online Safety Co-ordinator
  • Sue Doherty: Safeguarding Governor