Safeguarding Children Statement


At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern and we fully recognise our responsibilities for Child Protection. This applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.


St. Joseph's recognises it's responsibilities for child protection and will:-

  • Ensure we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
  • Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip the children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  • Develop and them implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
  • Support pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop in confidence and independence.

School Contacts:

Headteacher                                                              Mrs Josephine Marsh         01753 887743 

Designated Person for Child Protection                        Mrs Karen Ford                  01753 887743

Additional Designated Person for Child Protection         Mrs Trish O'Kane               01753 887743

Nominated Governor                                                   Mr Richard Payne     

Bucks County Council Contacts:

Safeguarding in Education Team                                                                          01296 382912

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)                                                            01296 382070

First Response                                                                                                    08454 600 001

Social Care, Out of Hours                                                                                     0800 999 7677