St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Cross Street, Chesterfield, S40 4ST

01246 232170

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 immediately.
St Mary's Catholic Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, ensuring they are safe both at school as well as home. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

We follow the procedures set out by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board in the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Procedures (www.derbyshirescb.org.uk), Derbyshire County Council, the DfE and we actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
Our first priority is of course your child(ren)’s welfare and the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when we have concerns about a child(ren)’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns are discussed with a child(ren)’s parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the welfare of said child(ren). In a case such as this the school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures and inform Social Care of the concern
Safeguarding Curriculum
Throughout the year, children are taught how to keep themselves safe in the real and online world. Children take part in Anti-Bullying weeks, Safer Internet Day, The Big Talk and NSPCC PANTS. They are also taught PSHE and RSE which aims to teach them about keeping themselves safe and healthy. 
 
Resources for Parents and Carers:
There are a range of resources available for parents in the links below:
You can access our child friendly safeguarding leaflet here: