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St Mary Magdalen’s is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.


There are five main elements to our Safeguarding Policy:

  • Ensuring we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children. All staff and volunteers in regulated activity with must have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.  In addition to the DBS check all staff and volunteers are required to complete a “School Staff Disqualification Declaration” 
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  • Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
  • Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

Click here to read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2017-18

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