Safeguarding Children Statement

At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern and we fully recognise our responsibilities for Child Protection. This applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.



St. Joseph's recognises it's responsibilities for child protection and will:-

Ensure we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip the children with the skills needed to keep them safe.

Develop implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.

Support pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.

Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop in confidence and independence.

School Contacts:

Headteacher Mrs Caroline Lovegrove 01753 887743
Designated Person for Child Protection Mrs Karen Ford 01753 887743
Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection Mrs Patricia O'Kane 01753 887743
Nominated Governor Mr A Blacha 01753 887743


Bucks County Council Contacts:

Safeguarding in Education Team 01296 382817
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 01296 382070
First Response 01296 383962
Social Care, Out of Hours 0800 999 7677


Trust policies that can be accessed here: Policies - St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust (