The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve

Keeping Children Safe

It is the policy of The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great to promote the emotional and physical well-being of all pupils, and, in particular, to address those matters which give rise for concern, since in order to achieve their full potential children need to feel secure and happy.

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Early Help
We recognise that because of the day to day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the difficulties that children or families may be experiencing as well as outward signs of abuse. The school will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.
  • Include opportunities in the PSHCE curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
  • Provide personalised support to individuals and families both within the school through a rang of interventions run by our Child And Family Action Workers or through referral to other services within the Local Authority.

Designated Safeguarding Personnel

Any concerns raised with a designated staff member are shared with another member of safeguarding personnel so that co-working takes place wherever it is appropriate to do so.  This helps to ensure consistency of approach and decision making throughout the school.

As a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) should always be available within the setting, if the school is ever in a position where there is no DSL available, we have a reciprocal agreement with other Gloucestershire Catholic Schools’ Partnership (GCSP) schools to provide advice and support where the need arises.