At St Mary’s RC Primary School, Richmond, the health and safety and well being of all children is of paramount importance.
Members of staff with designated responsibility for safeguarding at St Mary’s are:
Lead: Mrs Katie Whitehead
Deputy: Mrs Anna White
Any concerns about a pupil’s safety or welfare are brought directly to the safeguarding lead or – in her absence – to the Deputy safeguarding lead. Safeguarding staff members will act on concerns they receive, by talking with parents and carers, seeking the views and wishes of pupils and, if appropriate, seeking the support of other agencies.
Safeguarding matters are confidential in school and are only shared on a ‘need-to-know’ basis with members of staff in order to ensure the safety and well-being of pupils.
CPOMS is used in school which is an electronic system which supports effective communication of concerns and systematic recording of actions, at the same time as keeping information confidential and secure.