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 - Deputy DSL
Sam Robson-Gill - Family Support - DDSL
Vicky Watson - Family Support - DDSL
Louise Bilkhu - Deputy Headteacher - DDSL
Karen Hobbs - SENDCo - DDSL
You can contact any of the team by calling the school office on 01604 751475 or emailing email@example.com
In addition, St James has a full time Pastoral Team who are very experienced in dealing with family support and safeguarding. Sarah, Sam and Vicky are available each day to work with children and their families.
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 7000;
- By e-mail to: MASH@nctrust.co.uk
If you have a concern about a member of staff in school, please contact the Headteacher, Sarah Beach, on firstname.lastname@example.org
If your concern is about the Headteacher, please contact the Chair of Governors, Pip Jeyes-Blackburn email@example.com
If you have a concern about any adult who is working with children, you can also contact the Designated Officer (formerly known as the LADO) on LADOConsultations@NCTrust.co.uk
In addition, further information can be found on the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership. The links can be found below:
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.