Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.  The school believes it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind.  We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.  We provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child maybe experiencing abuse or are at risk of harm.  We work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Why is it so important to us?

  • So we can identify children at risk of abuse, neglect or harm.
  • To keep schools secure to prevent dangerous individuals from entering.
  • In order to educate children to avoid dangerous people outside of school – especially on the walk to school.
  • To ensure that no member of staff poses a risk to children.
  • To prevent radicalisation.
  • To tackle bullying and peer-on-peer abuse.
  • To prevent self-harm and self-neglect.

Our main aims 

▪ Keep children safe in education.

▪ Ensure children feel safe, secure, valued and listened to in school.

▪ Recognise and address any safeguarding or child protection concerns and respond accordingly.

▪ Implement support for individuals where required. If you have any concerns about safeguarding, please report them straight away.


Safeguarding at Sacred Heart

Mrs Cooper is the Designated Safeguarding Lead who is responsible for ensuring the safety of both pupils and staff. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Dalzell, Miss Haynes and Mrs Flint who support Mrs Cooper in these duties.

Our Safeguaridng Link Governor is Mr J Crowhurst.

Throughout the academic year, we raise the profile of safeguarding and safer schools with assemblies, lessons and workshops on anti – bullying, online safety, road safety, diversity, our school values and many more topics to ensure that pupils can keep themselves and others safe.

We invite visitors in to work with our pupils, such as the local community policing team and the nursing team, to deliver safety messages outside normal lessons.


If you are ever concerned about your child, or another chid, then please speak to one the above named adults or email the school office where your concern will be passed to a |DSL and treated sensitivity.


Plese find below some links that may be useful for families.