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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley


At our school we take the safety and wellbeing of the children in our school very seriously and we expect all staff, volunteers, governors and parents to do the same.

We have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which is available on our Policies and Documents page. Other policies which affect the wellbeing of children are: Attendance; Behaviour; Anti-Bullying; Computer and Internet Use (E-safety).

We follow the Safer Recruitment Policy and the Department of Education guidance: ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

We also are part of Operation Encompass – a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children exposed to domestic abuse.

We follow data protection and confidentiality policies.

We have a Health and Safety Policy for the practical protection of children and staff and regular walk rounds to inspect the site are conducted by the Site Manager, Governors and Leadership teams.

All staff receive extensive Child Protection (CP) training and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance appropriate to their position in school.

Safeguarding People to Contact

Mrs Samantha Chapman, Principal
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Jas Cheema, Acting Assistant Principal
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Eve Oakley, SENCO and Senior Teacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Elizabeth Buckley, Assistant Principal
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Also: Mrs Deborah Howell, Chair of the Local Governing Body: Lead Governor Safeguarding. Governors can be contacted via the school office.