Safeguarding Policies and Information

Safeguarding Statement

At Trinity Catholic School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Warwickshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Matt Alton (Senior Assistant Principal alton.m1@welearn365.com).

The Additional Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Joanne Price (SENDCO Price.j8@welearn365.com), Miss Leah Crossman (Inclusion Manager Crossman.l@welearn365.com) and Mr Adam Willis (Head of Year 9 & Associate Assistant Principal willis.a@welearn365.com )

The Designated Person for Looked After Children (LAC) is Mrs Joanne Price.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you can email the DSL on the email addresses provided above.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

The Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE – 2019) document sets out the legal obligations for all education providers in England. It provides clear expectations of all stakeholders in addition to requirements for checks and vetting of visitors, volunteers and governors

Child-Protection-and-Safeguarding-Policy

Annex to Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy during the COVID-19 measures

The way schools and colleges are currently operating in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) is fundamentally different to business as usual. Most children are no longer in a school setting and staff numbers have been affected by the outbreak.
Schools have been asked to provide care for children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
This annex to our Child Protection policy sets out details of our safeguarding arrangements for:

1. Version control and dissemination
2. Safeguarding priority
3. Current school position
4. Safeguarding partners’ advice
5. Roles and responsibilities
6. Vulnerable children
7. Increased vulnerability or risk
8. Attendance
9. Reporting concerns about children and staff
10. Safeguarding training and induction
11. Safer recruitment/volunteers and movement of staff
12. Peer on peer abuse
13. Online safety
14. New children at the school
15. Supporting children not in school

Child Protection and Safeguarding during the COVID-19 measures

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE – 2019) document sets out the legal obligations for all education providers in England. It provides clear expectations of all stakeholders in addition to requirements for checks and vetting of visitors, volunteers and governors

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Online Safety Policy

The E-Safety Policy sets out the schools responsibility for ensuring the safety of Trinity pupils when using computers, the internet and social media.

Online Safety Policy

Medical Needs Policy

The Medical Needs Policy provides guidance on the collection, administration and monitoring of controlled drugs and general pharmaceuticals on the school site.

Medical Needs Policy
First Aid Policy

No Platform Policy

The No Platform Policy outlines the expectations of staff, commissioned services, volunteers, speakers and site users on expressions of political or ideological beliefs when on the school site.

No Platform Policy

Staff Behaviour Policy

The Staff Behaviour Policy outlines the expectations upon school staff in safeguarding children.

Staff Behaviour Policy

Whistle-Blowing Policy

The Whistle-Blowing Policy outlines appropriate procedures for stakeholders to follow if they are concerned about the conduct or practice of a member of staff.

Whistle blowing Policy