Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
At St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School, we are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in our care. We believe children have the right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes protection from all types of abuse. Our staff are regularly trained and vigilant for signs of harm, and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to any potential safeguarding issues.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school, please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
Mr Andy Johnson
Nominated Lead Member of Staff:
Mr Michael Merrick
Nominated Deputy Lead Member of Staff:
Mrs Helen Sheridan
Alternatively, you can contact the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727,
or via the website at https://www.cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk/
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Executive Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Executive Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.