St Mary's Safeguarding statement, policy and contact details

Safeguarding children is central to all we do at St Mary’s.

All staff at St Mary’s School are committed to safeguarding our pupils and promoting the welfare of children and expect all visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. This means we have a child protection policy and procedures in place. All staff, supply, volunteers and governors must ensure they are aware of these procedures. Parents and Carers are welcome to read the Child Protection policy on the school’s website or upon request. We follow the DCC policy and LSCB Guidance.  

Our Headteacher, Mrs Elaine Mannix, is responsible for Child Protection within the school. It is her duty and  responsibility to pass on to outside agencies any concerns that a pupil is being harmed or may be at risk of being harmed. This may result in a referral to Children and Young People’s Services. 

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare please record your concern and report to a Designated Officer immediately. 

If your concerns relate to the actions of a member of staff please report this to one to the Designated Officers who will report it to the Headteacher. 

If your concerns relate to the actions of the Headteacher please contact our Chair of Governors, Theresa Dicker (

All staff are responsible for safeguarding but those with specific roles are:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): E Mannix

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:  Debbie Gill, Rachel Burrough and L Stimpson 

  • Nominated Governor with responsibility for safeguarding    Hilary Sharp

    Our school’s Child Protection Policy (including Safeguarding-  there is no separate Safeguarding Policy),  Safer Recruitment Policy and Staff Code of Conduct can be found in Policies. 

Our emergency out of hours contact for DSL is 07512079520

Resources to support parents are on the parent /pupil dropdown menu under safeguarding . Please go to this area to access some excellent resources.

Related policies can be found on our website under 'POLICIES'