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The Federation of St Cuthbert’s and St Sebastian’s Catholic Primary Schools

Child Protection Statement of Commitment

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
• protecting children from maltreatment
• preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of
safe and effective care, and
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Children includes everyone under the age of 18.
 (DfE 2023)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils. The Governing Body recognises this and their duty as set out in in Section 175 / 157 of the Education Act 2002 and as schools within our Catholic Archdiocese. We recognise that:

  • the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.
  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

Our schools and staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. As such, the Child Protection Policy applies to all within our school communities and all policies produced.

“We need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished and protected.” – Pope Francis

Download: Keeping Children Safe in Education Part One 2023

Download: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Statutory Policies

All Policies below are devised and implemented to provide an important framework which will ensure consistency in applying values and principles throughout all aspects of school life including Breakfast Club and After School. They establish model operating procedures and create standards of quality for learning and safety, as well as expectations and accountability through rigorous safeguarding.

Download:  Admissions Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Accessibility Plan (Policy) 2023 – 2026 [PDF]

Download: Attendance & Punctuality Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Behaviour Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Behaviour Principles Written Statement 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Charging and Remissions Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Child Protection Covid-19 Arrangements (Appendix 1) 2021 [PDF]

Download: Child Protection Policy 2023-2024 [PDF]

Download: Children who cannot attend school due to medical needs policy 2023-2024 [PDF]

Download: Complaints Policy 2023-2024 [PDF]

Download: Complaints Policy – Managing Serial or Unreasonable Complaints 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: ECT-Policy-2023-2024 [PDF]

Download: Equality Information & Objectives (public sector equality duty) statement for publication 2023 – 2027 [PDF]

Download: First Aid Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: GDPR Data Protection Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Governor Allowances Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Health and Safety Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: LAC & PLAC Policy 2023-2024 [PDF]

Download: Managing allegations against staff and volunteers policy and procedures 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: RSHE-Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Remote Learning Policy 2023-2024 [PDF]

Download: Safer Working Practices and Code of Conduct for Adults 2023 – 2024 [PDF] 

Download: School Pay Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: SEND Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Staff Discipline Policy 2023 – 2024[PDF]

Download: Staff Grievance and Dignity at Work Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Support Staff Capability (Performance) Policy & Procedure 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Supporting Children With Medical Needs 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Suspension & Permanent Exclusion Policy 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

Download: Teacher Capability Policy & Procedures 2023 – 2024 [PDF]

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