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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

Download: Keeping Children Safe in Education for Schools and Colleges Part One 2022

Download: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 


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) 2021-2024[PDF]

Download: Attendance Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Behaviour Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Behaviour Principles Written Statement 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Charging and Remissions Policy 2022-2023[PDF]

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

Download: Child Protection Policy 2022-2023[PDF]

Download: Children who cannot attend school due to medical needs policy  2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Complaints Procedure 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Complaints Procedure – Unreasonable Complaints 2022-2023[PDF]

Download: ECT Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Equality Objectives Policy 2022-2026 [PDF]

Download: First Aid Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: GDPR Data Protection Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Governor Allowances 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Health and Safety Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Keeping Children Safe in Education for Schools and Colleges Part One 2022[PDF]

Download: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022  [PDF]

Download: LAC & PLAC Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Managing Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Public Sector Equality Duty 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: RSHE Policy 2022-2024 [PDF]

Download: Safer working practices code of conduct for adults 2022-23 [PDF]

Download: SEND Policy – September 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Staff Disciplinary Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Staff Grievance policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Support Staff Capability Policy & Procedures 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Supporting Children With Medical Needs – November 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Suspension & Permanent Exclusion Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Teacher Capability Policy & Procedures 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Teacher Pay Policy 2022-2023 [PDF]


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