Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is currently being updated and ratified by Salford LA and will be published as soon as it is available.
All staff at The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary school are fully aware of and understanding the changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education that came into force 1st September 2021.
CPOMS stands for Child Protection Online Monitoring System and is used by school for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and pastoral and welfare issues. CPOMS provides our safeguarding team with a system to help with the management of child protection, behavioural issues, bullying, special educational needs and domestic issues. Every member of staff across school has an obligation to report any concerns which they may have. CPOMS allows this information to be recorded in a central repository and have relevant people alerted immediately. Senior leaders are able to build a chronology around a student and can produce reports for Case Conference Meetings, Governors and other professionals very easily.
Safeguarding Procedures at The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary are:
The Senior Designated Person for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Mrs Diane Hanley
Deputy Designated Person: Mrs Julie Hamer and Mrs Kate Campbell
The Senior Designated Person for Prevent is Mrs Julie Hamer
The Designated link Governor for Safeguarding is Councillor Ray Mashiter
Safeguarding is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm and it is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. Safeguarding covers a broad agenda and aims to achieve the following:
Our School recognises that it has an explicit duty to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children from abuse and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering harm.
We believe that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every pupil has the opportunity to strive and reach their potential.
Please feel free to contact our Designated Leads for Child Protection and Safeguarding should you have any concerns about a child at our school, all designated leads can be contacted via 0161 834 4150.
If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child out of school hours you can contact the Salford City Council multiagency team at The Bridge Partnership.
The Bridge Partnership can be contacted by telephone on 0161 603 4500 from 8.30am to 4.30pm. If you need to speak to somebody about your referral of concern outside these hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 794 8888.
For further information please visit the Salford Local Authority Safeguarding page.
Or alternatively you can contact Childline for advice on 0800 1111.