Information for Children
Safeguarding at St Mary’s RC Primary
At St Mary’s RC Primary, Safeguarding is very high profile and everybody’s business, all of the time. Our school is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to give our children everything they need to ‘be the best that they can be.
Safeguarding Procedures for Children
If children are concerned about their own well-being or the well-being of another child, they are encouraged to speak immediately to a teacher or trusted adult in school. All children are reminded of this throughout the school year, on our posters around school which explain the role of Mrs Gerrard, our Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Safeguarding in our Curriculum
Equipping our children with the knowledge and skills they need to keep themselves, and others safe, is very important to us at St Mary’s. We talk to our children about ways to keep safe, discussing safeguarding sensitively in our lessons, worship, assemblies and through displays. As part of our curriculum we work to develop ‘pupil voice’, showing children that their opinions matter and are valued..
NSPCC – Every 2 years, our children work with the NSPCC on important safeguarding matters. The NSPCC deliver age appropriate assemblies on Safeguarding issues and deliver workshops to Year 5 and 6 classes. The activities aim to educate children about abuse in an age appropriate way. NSPCC posters are displayed in school.
Kidscape website (Anti- bullying advice for young people)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Healthy Minds)
Healthy Young Minds (formerly CAMHS)
1 in 4 people have some sort of mental health problem at some time in their lives. This can include things like feeling stressed or worried, down or depressed, angry or overwhelmed. Sometimes these feelings can be a reaction to problems in your life like bullying or arguments at home. Sometimes the feelings can be a response to memories or problems from the past. And sometimes you just don't know why you feel the way you do. Healthy Young Minds is here to help. This website gives you information on how to help yourself, where to go for more help and what we offer here. The website is for parents/ carers, children and adults working with children.