Here are St Joseph's RC Primary we are committed to prioritising the safety of all within our school community. Safeguarding our children, staff and visitors is a fundamental part of our work. Within our school, we follow clear policies and procedures to ensure that children are safe from harm.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead in school is our headteacher, Mrs C Dunne. We have two Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads in school too who can help if there is a time when Mrs Dunne is not available. They are Mrs A Russell, our Deputy Head Teacher, and Mrs R Vernon, our Pastoral Officer.
School commitment statement
As part of St Joseph's RC Primary School's commitment to keeping children safe we have signed up to implement the principles and aims of the Encompass Model.
In signing up to Encompass the Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team:
• Endorse the Encompass Model and support the Key Adults in our school to fulfil the requirements of the Rochdale Encompass Protocol
• Promote and implement Rochdale Encompass processes and use these in accordance with internal safeguarding children processes
• Recognise the sensitive nature of the information provided and ensure that this is retained in accordance with the principles of data protection
Signature 1 Signature 2
Mrs W O'Neill Mrs C Dunne
Chair of Governors Head Teacher
Early Help is in place to ensure that families have help and support at the point of need. School is equipped to provide support to families and is able to access a range of services on behalf of families and children.
We have a skilled Pastoral Officer, Mrs Rebecca Vernon, who is employed to help families if they are experiencing any issues from routines at home to accessing support for housing. She can be reached through the school office via telephone or she is available on site from 8.45 until 1pm daily.