The Governors and staff of St Peter's Catholic Primary School are fully committed to safeguarding all of the children who belong to the school community. The school recognises its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm, and respond to child abuse. Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them.
Parents and carers expect the school to provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which their children can flourish. To meet this expectation, the school implements a wide range of measures and policies. Details of these policies can be found below and in the Policies section of the website.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads -
Kate Crees (Headteacher / DSL)
Matthew English (Deputy Headteacher / DSL)
Lucy Gordon (Senco/Inclusion / DSL)
Aaron Healy (Teacher / DSL)
NSPCC and Keeping Safe
The NSPCC have visited St Peter's to share assemblies and workshops with the children on how to keep themselves safe.
Support for Parents/Carers - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe
The Underwear Rule (including free resources) - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule
Personal Safety - Sussex Police
Sussex Police have also shared with us a short guidance on Personal Safety for children. Please re-enforce the message to your children about not talking to strangers and if approached consider the following actions:
People you do not know (Strangers)
- watch out for cars that are following you
- never get into a car with a person you do not know
- never approach a person you don’t know sitting in a car
- Stay strong, saying no is not wrong
- Never tell a stranger your name or address
- Don’t believe what strangers tell you
- Don’t accept gifts, treats or sweets from strangers
- Keep your distance and never go anywhere with someone you don’t know
- Trust your feelings if it doesn’t feel right it isn’t
Yell and Tell
- Don’t be afraid to say no
- If a stranger makes you feel unsafe, always ‘yell and tell’
- Yell ‘help’ or ‘I don’t know you’ to get someone’s attention. Then tell someone you trust what has happened
- Don’t let anyone make you feel unsafe
- If you have a phone – use it dial 999
Know a Safe place
- A safe place is a place that has someone you can trust and talk to, such as a school, shop, police station or friend’s house.
- If someone does make you feel unsafe, always run to a safe place