If  you have any concerns about a child or something else, please contact one of St Mary’s designated leads for Safeguarding on, who are:

Mrs Chapman – Headteacher and Senior Safeguarding lead

Mrs Mallabar – Designated Safeguarding Lead, Class Teacher and Mental Health Ambassador

Mrs Laura Chapman (SENCO) – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Matthew Pearson – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Keeping children safe – and teaching them how to stay safe – is a very important role within any school.

Defined for the purpose of this guidance as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies can be found on our policies page here

In Lessons

Over the course of the year, children will be taught how to stay safe online and how to stay safe while ‘out and about’. The NSPCC come in regularly to support deliver some lessons to the children on how to stay safe.

Child friendly safeguarding leaflet

Safeguarding leaflet For pupils

Useful links

CEOP – News and articles surrounding internet safety.

thinkuknow – Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet, as well as activities for children.

Childline – 0800 1111

NSPCC Net Aware – NSPCC Net Aware A great site that can give details of any dangers with apps or websites.

Action for Children – Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.

Common Sense Media – Common Sense Media A great resource for getting to know about not just the apps available but for all media that children and young people use, watch, read, or have access to.

PROFESSIONALS on line safety helpline – Co-funded by the European Commission, The Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) was set up in 2011 to help all members of the community working with or for children in the UK, with any online safety issues they, or children and young people in their care, may face. So if you work with children and young people, we’re here to help you.

Internet Watch Foundation – We work internationally to make the internet a safer place.

Young Carers

Young Carers Service Poster Winter 2020

Young Carers Referral Form and Guidance

Sun Safety

Information for parents and children about how to keep safe in the sun.

The Dangers of Frozen Water


CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a  report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

Statement on Safeguarding