At St Mary's, the children are at the heart of everything we do and therefore ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing is our priority. We must safeguard all our children from any actual, or potential, risk or harm, ensure they feel safe at school and, should it be necessary, put in to place the most effective support as early as possible. We continuously develop and maintain a ‘culture of vigilance’ to ensure that signs and symptoms of abuse are picked up, thus the opportunity for those wishing to cause harm to children is drastically reduced.
St Mary’s is a ‘School Family’ and we see the safety, health and wellbeing of our children as being everybody’s responsibility. We benefit from knowing all the children in our care, very well. Everyone who works at St Mary's has a professional responsibility and curiosity for our children; to be vigilant and notice if a child is causing concern and may appear to be at risk of harm. All staff receive regular training and follow strict safeguarding procedures to protect the children and know to pass on concerns to relevant personnel who can act to protect them. All staff are highly trained in Safeguarding and The Prevent Duty.