Designated Safeguarding and Mental Health Lead: Mrs Lesley Roche (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Barry Owens (Deputy Headteacher)
Designated Safeguarding Link Governor: Mrs Linda McSweeney (Chair of Governors)
Safeguarding means protecting children from harm or the potential for harm in all environments including at home, in school, on the street and in the digital world. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
Most children generally enjoy happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. As a parent, carer, neighbour, member of staff, volunteer or anyone in contact with children and families you may at times have concerns about the welfare of a child. These could be concerns about their development, appearance or behaviour which may indicate signs of abuse or neglect.
Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the procedures set out by Essex County Council as well as the guidance issued by the Department for Education including Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment and other organisations such as the NSPCC.