The Governors and staff of Our Lady's Catholic Primary School are fully committed to safeguarding all of the children who belong to the school community. The school recognises its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm, and respond to child abuse.
Parents and carers expect the school to provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which their children can flourish. To meet this expectation, the school implements a wide range of measures and policies, including the school’s Child Protection policy and Health & Safety policy. Details of these policies can be found in the Policies section of the website.
The school also expects parents and carers to provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which their children can flourish. If we feel that this expectation is not being met, then we will challenge parents in accordance with our Child Protection policy. On occasions we may have to make a referral of suspected abuse or neglect to the local authority.
|Senior Designated Person for Child Protection||Mr M Holdsworth||01494 726 390|
|Deputy Designated Person for Child Protection||Mrs C Cid-Fuentes||01494 726 390|
|Mental Health Lead||Mrs C Cid-Fuentes||01494 726 390|
|Bucks County Council Contacts|
|First Response||01296 383 962|
|Social Care, Out of Hours||0800 999 7677|
The latest Trust Safeguarding Policy can be found here:
E Safety Resource for Parents – Parent Info
The Government has launched a brand new website to support parents. The website has been developed with ParentZone and CEOP. Parent Info is a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing online. For example, the site currently includes information about staying safe on minecraft, mental health and building online resilience.
We also have the following information which may help parents safeguard their children:
Reporting Harmful Content
The RHC button is an asset of SWGfL, a charity working internationally to ensure all benefit from technology, free from harm.
The button has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting online harm to the RHC service for those over the age of 13 where an intial report has been made to industry but no action has been taken. RHC will review content in line with a sites' community standards and act in a mediatory capacity where content goes against these.
Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this going through our how we can help resource together.
RHC also have advice and links to reporting routes for other online harms people may come across or face, such as impersonation, privacy violations and intimate image abuse.
The RHC button provides a gateway to the RHC reporting pages, an area of the RHC website offering:
- links to reporting routes on commonly used sites for 8 types of online harm
- help, advice and support on what to do if experiencing or witnessing harm online
- signposting to industry partners reporting forms and the ability to reportlegal but harmful content directly to RHC for further investigation
Reporting to RHC
Reports can be made 24/7 through the online reporting forms and helpline practitioners will review and respond to reports within 72 hours between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
Reports can be made to RHC by anyone over the age of 13. SWGfL operates 3 helplines and to be sure you're getting the right support take a look at the Helpline flowchart to find out who can best support you.