All members of the St Therese of Lisieux share a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and have a duty to follow the procedures approved by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and take appropriate action if they have concerns about a child’s welfare.
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Stott
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs McNicholas
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss K Ansboro
Mrs Stott,Mrs McNicholas and Miss Ansboro are the Designated Child Protection members of staff and all teaching and support staff have had regular Child Protection Awareness training.
Mr Kilmartin, is our Safeguarding Governor. Mrs Stott and Miss Hicks are ‘Safer Recruitment’ trained.
All teachers are fully aware of the important guidance given to school by the government in their Keeping Children Safe in Education Document
All teachers and teaching support staff have undertaken Channel General Awareness training with regards to the Prevent Strategy.
We currently have 18 members of staff who have successfully completed First Aid training of which12 members of staff are ‘Paediatric First Aid’ trained. All members of staff have received epipen training and 12 members of staff defibrillator training.
Definition of Safeguarding
The School mirrors Ofsted (2015) in its recognition of the definition of the term ‘Safeguarding’ used in the Children Act 2004. In summary this is:
- 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
- undertaking that role as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
For full details of the school’s commitment please refer to the Child Protection Policy.