Safeguarding Statement

At Le Cateau Community Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection and PREVENT, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

The Designated Safeduarding Leaders are Mrs Alison Cafferty and Mrs Kate Maxwell (Deputy Headteachers)

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Ian Mottram (Headteacher)

Miss Thomas has the oversight for all matters relating to e-safety. Mr Buckle has oversight of information relating to racial and homophobic incidents.

The Child Protection Policy is available here.

If you require any further information please contact Mrs Maxwell, Mrs Cafferty or Mr Mottram via the Office.