"The arrangements for safeguarding are rigorous. All adults who work with children are meticulously checked. The site is secure. Required checks on safety are carried out diligently. The school works in highly effective partnership with parents and a variety of external agencies to secure pupils' physical and emotional safety."
(Ofsted, October 2015)
The staff and Governing Board of St Dominic Savio place the highest priority on the responsibilities they have to actively contribute to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, in accordance with section 175 of the Education Act 2002.
The Governing Board and staff are committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral developments of pupils. All reasonable measures are taken to ensure that the risks of harm to pupils’ welfare are minimised.
All of our staff maintain a culture of vigilance in all areas of school life. We have robust policies in place for ensuring the wellbeing of our children. These policies underpin our practice and values shared by every single member of staff in our school. Copies are available from the school office.
Any concerns about children are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Safeguarding Leads” in the school, in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Rhona Miccoli (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mr James Broadbridge (Headteacher)
Designated Safeguarding Link Governor: Dr John McKendrick (Chair of Governors)
What to do if you are concerned about a child
Children and young people have the right to grow up safe from harm or abuse. If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact Mrs Miccoli in school or contact the children's social care team on 0118 908 8002.
The Prevent duty
From 1st July 2015, all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.
It is important parents view the information and videos below to learn about children becoming victims of radicalisation.