At St. Peter’s School we strive to make sure all our students are safe in school, at home, online and in the community. Our staff are here to keep young people safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and well-being.
Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses ways which we ensure children and young people foster security, confidence and independence. The School has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its pupils. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the School will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services of its concern.
A clear policy on Safeguarding is available below and is reviewed by staff and the Local Advisory Board regularly.
There are designated lead staff who monitor the effectiveness of the policy and, where necessary, liaise with the local authority when significant safeguarding concerns arise:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Paul Thomas, (Head Teacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Caroline Barriball (Deputy Head Teacher) and Samantha Sandle (Deputy Headteacher)
Local Advisory Board Member with responsibility for Safeguarding: Roger Hurrion (Vice Chair)
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of the designated safeguarding leads as quickly as possible. You will find the names of these members of staff above. If out-of-school hours/term time, please click here for the Croydon Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
Policy and Procedures
We will ensure all policies and procedures in respect of safeguarding children are up to date and in line with latest DfE legislation. The policies are accessible to all staff through this website. Policies and procedures are reviewed and revised on a regular basis.
Please click here for the St Peter’s Early Help & Safeguarding Policy (Child Protection)
Please click here for the St. Peter’s E-Safety Policy (encompassing E-Safety, Acceptable Use & Digital Images Policies)
Please click here for a guide to Keeping Children and Young People Safe from Radicalisation and Extremism
Disclosure & Barring Checks
St Peter’s Primary school meets statutory requirements in relation to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with St. Peter’s who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment or becoming a volunteer at the school.
All School staff and volunteers undertake relevant safeguarding training upon starting in the School and receive updates as appropriate.