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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 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.’ (DfE 2021)

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


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: Accessibility Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Attendance Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Behaviour Policy (Inc. Exclusions) 2021 [PDF]

Download: Behaviour Principles Written Statement 2021 [PDF]

Download: Charging and Remissions Policy 2021[PDF]

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

Download: Child Protection Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Children who cannot attend school due to medical needs policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Complains Procedure 2021 [PDF]

Download: Complaints Procedure – Unreasonable Complaints 2021 [PDF]

Download: Data Retention Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: ECT Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Equality Objectives Policy 2020 [PDF]

Download: EYFS Policy September 2021 [PDF]

Download: First Aid Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Freedom of Information Policy 2020 [PDF]

Download: GDPR Data Protection Policy and Retention 2020 [PDF]

Download: Governor Allowances 2021 [PDF]

Download: Guidance Note for Support Staff Appraisal 2020 [PDF]

Download: Health and Safety Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 [PDF]

Download: LAC & PLAC Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Managing Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers 2021 [PDF]

Download: Pay Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Privacy Notice 2020 [PDF]

Download: RHSE Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Safeguarding Policy 2020 [PDF]

Download: Safer Recruitment Policy and Procedures September 2020 [PDF]

Download: Safer Working Practices Code of Conduct for Adults 2021 [PDF]

Download: Staff Conduct Policy 2019 [PDF]

Download: Staff Disciplinary Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Staff Grievance Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Staff Privacy Notice 2020 [PDF]

Download: Support Staff Capability Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Supporting Children with Medical Needs 2021 [PDF]

Download: Teacher Appraisal Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Teacher Capability Policy 2021 [PDF]

Download: Whistleblowing Policy 2019 [PDF]


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