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 Designated Safeguarding Lead
Louise Bilkhu - Deputy Headteacher - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sophie Moore - Inclusion Manager - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
In addition, St James has a full time Child and Family Team who are very experienced in dealing with family support and safeguarding. Sarah and Nicola 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 1000;
- By e-mail to: MASH@northamptonshire.gcsx.gov.uk
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.