Safe Guarding Statement
St Nicolas C.E. Junior School is committed to protect and safeguard the welfare of all of the children in its care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. “The welfare of the child is paramount” (Children Act 1989)
The school has a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is actively involved in protecting children by early identification of children who may be vulnerable or at risk of harm.
The school educates children about managing risks and improving their resilience through the curriculum.
St Nicolas School is a safe environment for children and is committed to managing any situation where there are child welfare concerns.
This means that we have a Child Protection Policy in place, which is available on our school website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our designated person for child protection is:
Mr Keith Harvey (Headteacher)
Our deputy designated persons for child protection are:
Mrs Kath Burns (Deputy Headteacher)