Safeguarding, E-Safety and Wellbeing

Everyone at St James has a responsibility to keep children safe and to be alert at all times to their welfare and wellbeing. Any concerns about a child, however small, is reported through our MyConcern recording system to the Safeguarding Team.

 

The Safeguarding Team is:

Sarah Beach - Headteacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Lord - Safeguarding and Family Support Lead - Designated Safeguarding Lea

Michele Williams - SENCo - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sophie Moore - Inclusion Manager - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

In addition, St James has three Child and Family workers (CaF Team) who are very experienced in dealing with family support and safeguarding. Sarah. Nicola and Lisa are available each day to work with children and their families. 

At St James, we promote an ethos of 'professional curiosity' and believes that all children have a right to grow up and learn in a safe and secure environment.  If we have any concerns about a child's safety we will speak to you as parents in the first instance. Often through us talking things through, the concerns that have been raised are explained. In some cases, we can support you as a family through our extensive experience within school. Occasionally, we may feel that further support is required by outside agencies and refer the suspicion to social services. This procedure enables us to protect children at risk and we make no apology for taking the attitude that where there are grounds for suspicion it is better to be safe than sorry.  Unfortunately this means that we risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case, which upon investigation proves unfounded.

MASH

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) deals with referrals from professionals and members of the public who may have concerns about a child’s welfare. It makes the process of dealing with referrals quicker and more effective by improving the way county council: Children’s social care, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), Youth Offending Service (YOS) and education, work alongside other partner agency colleagues including Northamptonshire police, Northamptonshire health partners, National Probation Service, and the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to share information.

To contact MASH

  • By telephone contact to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0300 126 1000;

 

Stay safe when using IT

At St James, children and staff are taught to use ICT safely. They participate in Online Safety Days and learn how to stay safe and use social media sensibly. Outside agencies come into school to share the latest learning with the children and parent workshops are offered regularly to ensure chidlren and adults are aware of the latest developments. 

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