Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

At St Elizabeth Catholic Primary School we respect and value all children and are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.  This is the responsibility of every adult employed by, or invited to deliver services at St Elizabeth Catholic Primary School. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard all who access school and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.

Any concerns about children are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers”. They can be contacted via the school, are as follows:

Designated Senior Member of Staff for Child Protection
Angelina John (Headteacher)

Designated Deputy Members of Staff for Child Protection
Tracy Jennings (Deputy Headteacher)
Anna Hair (Learning Mentor)

Governor responsible for safeguarding children
Victoria Ekubia (Foundation Governor)

If you require additional information or have any queries regarding the policies listed here, please contact the school by email: school@st-elizabeth.towerhamlets.sch.uk

The following policies enable us to safeguard the well-being of the children in our care at St. Elizabeth Catholic Primary School:

Safeguarding Policy
Child Protection Policy 2015
Antibullying Policy
Behaviour Policy
Educational Visits and Journey Policy
Medical and First Aid Policy
Administering Medicines Policy
SEND Policy
Whistleblowing Policy
Intimate Care Policy
Health and Safety Policy

Our school is committed to tackling extremism and our staff are trained in PREVENT, an initiative designed to protect young people from the harms of extremist ideology. Find attached a Prevent Pamphlet which gives you more information:

Parent Pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy

In the case of accidents or emergencies, the following protocols will be followed:

Emergency Evacuation Protocol
Bomb Alert Protocol
Emergency Evacuation Suspected Gas Leak Protocol
Accident Whilst on an Educational Visit Protocol

In the instance that a child absconds, the following protocols will be followed:

Pupil Absconding from School Protocol
Pupil Absconding during or from an Educational Visit Protocol

Our E-Safety Policy contains information regarding our policies on the following:

  • Anti-cyberbullying
  • Use of social media
  • Use of photographs and video images

As these all relate to the use of the internet, it is felt that it is appropriate to combine them into the one policy covering all areas.

E-Safety Policy

What to do if you have concerns about a child

Children and young people have the right to grow up safe from harm or abuse. If you have any doubts or concerns about child, parent, staff, or governor behaviour, or anything that doesn’t quite seem right, please contact a member of staff immediately. Your concerns will be treated in confidence. If your concern is about a member of staff, please contact the Headteacher. If your concern is about the Headteacher, please contact the Safeguarding governor, Victoria Ekubia.

Bullying

In 2015-16 3 cases of bullying have been reported to the school which have been dealt with and we continue to monitor as to our Antibullying Policy. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils and staff feel safe at St Elizabeth.