We take safeguarding very seriously at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Primary School . Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Los supports with Early help referrals.
Mrs Los is the named person for looked after children (LAC)
Mr Devlin, Mrs Los and Miss Earley are safeguarding deputies in the school. Wesley McGlinchey and Sharon DeMatteis are the named governor for Safeguarding. Please contact us at school straight away if you have any worries about children's safeguarding. Some of the policies and documents on this page may be helpful.
Signs and Symptoms of Potential Abuse
We expect all members of our school community to remain vigilant to the signs and symptoms of potential abuse and report any concerns to our Designated Safeguarding Leads. There are 4 main categories of abuse to be aware of;
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
In addition to these areas, the following Safeguarding issues are also high on our agenda;
- The Prevent Duty (Radicalisation & Extremism)
- Sexual violence and sexual harassment
- Child on child abuse
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
- Children Missing From Education (CME)
For further information on this, please see below.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2022-23
Child-Friendly Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding Addendum - Covid-19
Low level concerns against staff policy
Acceptable Use Policy - Pupils
Outside Visitors and Agencies Policy
Recruitment and Selection Policy
Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy
Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy - Appendix 1
Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy - Appendix 2
Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy - Appendix 3
Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy - Appendix 4
Follow this link to our Trust website for our Trust Visitors Policy, Online Safety Policy and GDPR documentation.
Below are links to documents that are relevant for safeguarding children.
Working Together to Safeguard Children
Keeping Children Safe In Education
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused
Disqualification under the Childcare Act
Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying
Statutory framework for the Early Years
Guidance for schools and colleges on responding in instances of 'sexting'