St Anne's Catholic Primary School

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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

a Voluntary Academy


We take safeguarding very seriously at St. Anne's. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Paul Booth. Mr John Devlin, Mrs Naomi Atkinson and Mrs Cook are also fully trained. Mrs DeMatteis and Mr McGlinchey are the named governors 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
  • Neglect 

In addition to these 4 areas, the following Safeguarding issues are also high on our agenda;

  • The Prevent Duty (Radicalisation & Extremism) 
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Children Missing From Education (CME)


Our Safeguarding policies - If you require any paper copies of these policies please contact the school office.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Low level concerns against staff policy

Staff Safeguarding Handbook

Attendance policy

Child Friendly Child Protection Policy

Outside Visitors and Agencies Policy

Behaviour Policy

Educational Visits Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy

Anti Bullying Policy

Acceptable Use Policy

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Complaints Policy

Managing Serial Complainants

Intimate Care Policy

Follow this link to our Trust website for our Trust Visitors Policy, Online Safety Policy and Safeguarding Addendum.

Below are links to documents that are relevant for safeguarding children.

Working Together To Safeguard Children

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

Disqualification Under the Childcare Act

The Prevent Duty

Information Sharing Advice

Preventing and tackling bullying advice

Statutory framework for the Early Years

Safer Working Practice

Bradford Safeguarding website link

Equality Act 2010

Children Missing Education

Child Sexual exploitation: definition guide for practitioners

UKCCIS Responding to Incidents and Safeguarding Young People (Sexting)

Safeguarding Staff Handbook

Supporting Children with Medical Conditions

NPCC When to Call the Police Guidance For Schools

Code of Practice for the Detention, Tretament and questioning of persons by Police Officers

Searching, Screening and Confisication


Prevent Duty

As part of St Anne's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Duty, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

What is the Prevent Duty?

The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Click here to see the official Government guidance on the Prevent Duty (April 2021)