St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We are fully devoted to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.  All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as 'Designated Safeguarding Leads' in school in compliance with the 'sharing of information' guidance.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Simmonds, Headteacher.  The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are Mrs Setter and Mrs Moyse, Assistant Headteachers.


If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at St Joseph's School, please do not hesitate to contact the Child Protection Lead or Deputy Lead who know who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. 


Please see the school's safeguarding policy below and the code of conduct we as our staff to adhere to.  Also an information leaflet that is made available for visitors to the school.  


Safeguarding (Child Protection) Policy 2019.pdf Staff Code of Conduct.pdf    St Joseph's Safeguarding Leaflet 2018.pdf 



St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. ​ As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.  At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School all pupils, staff, school governors and visitors to our school are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


Please see the link below to a new tool for schools and parents following the recent speech from the Secretary of State as well more information. 

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Please see below a guide that will give you information to make informed decisions and help safeguard your child in relation to extremism and radicalisation.


Extremism and Radicalisation Parent Tri-fold.pdf


Online Safety

As new technologies become more integral to the lives of children and young people in today's society, both within and outside of school it is important to be aware of how to keep them safe.  Please see the links below for information and resources:

UK Safer Internet Safer.png  UK Safer Internet Centre: They raise awareness about internet safety and develop information materials and resources.

Childnet International.png Childnet International: They help make the internet a great and safe place for children.  


SWGFL.png South West Grid for Learning: They provide safe, supported broadband internet and teaching and learning services.


IWF.png Internet Watch Foundation: A UK hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet and deals specifically with child abuse. 




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