St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

At St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

Designated Child Protection and Safeguarding Lead: 

Mr McKeever - Email:  / Phone: 01424 735 810 

Deputy Designated Child Protection and Safeguarding Leads:

Mr McArdle -  Phone: 01424 735 810 

Mrs McConnell-Moore - Phone: 01424 735 810 

Safeguarding Link Governor:

Mr Feast - Email: / Phone: 01424 735 810 

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO and Assistant LADO): Consultation via the online portal here

Referrals into Early Help and Social Care Single Point of Advice: 01323 464 222

Emergency Duty Service (after hours, weekends and public holidays): 01273 335 906/01273 335 905

Health & Safety Co-Ordinator: Mrs Fitzgerald - Phone: 01424 735 810 

Safeguarding Policies

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023-2024

child protection and safeguarding policy 2023 2024.pdf

Online Safety Policy 2023-2024

online safety policy and acceptable use agreements 2023 2024.pdf