Nothing is more important to us than the safety and welfare of our children. The law is clear that child protection is the responsibility of all staff members. We are committed to this safeguarding and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
The DfE requires a senior member of staff to be nominated as Child Protection Lead. Mrs Munnelly (Acting Head of School) is assisted by Mr Shuttleworth (Acting Deputy Head of School) in this role. All designated child protection staff undertake regular professional training and deal with matters confidentially and sensitively.
If you ever have any concerns regarding any of the children at St. Joseph’s then please speak to one of the designated staff.
If you see something outside school which makes you worried about a child’s safety, you should contact Leeds social care on 0113 222 4403.
If you have an urgent concern about a child, or you need advice or information, you can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, do not delay – call the police on 999.
Our children not only need to be protected by adults when online, but it is also crucial that there is clear teaching of online safety so children know how they can protect themselves when online.
By developing this understanding, we are ensuring children become responsible users of the internet: learning how to manage emotions online; what information should/should not be shared online; understanding how the truth can sometimes be distorted and ultimately the long term impacts of positive and negative behaviour online.
Our children should not be scared or frightened to use the internet, but through rigorous teaching they will become informed and confident in being online in a positive manner, in an increasing online world.
Please refer to our Online Safety page for more information.