‘All Hallows is a safe place to learn and work’
All Hallows Catholic College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in college.
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and protect the welfare of all pupils and staff. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
• Protecting children from maltreatment
• Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
• Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
• Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.
The Safeguarding Team are:
Assistant Principal, Mr M Blades (SLT Lead)
Family Support Worker, Mrs C Clements (Deputy Lead)
Deputy Principal, Mrs M Garvey (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Assistant Principal, Mrs S Marshall (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Principal, Mr T Beesley
Other responsible persons to receive information and assist in the work with other agencies: Year Learning Leaders – Miss L Gowing, Mr J Mercer, Mrs C Bell-Smith, Ms G Wood, Mrs C Lewis
Also, Head of Sixth Form, Mr D Howell, and Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Mr T Parke
Form Tutors have a duty of care for Tutor Group. All Staff have a duty of care for all students under their supervision
The Finance Manager, Mrs E Foulkes and the Site supervisor, Mr R Hulme are responsible for the Health and Safety of Personnel and Site
The College’s Safeguarding Governor is Dr D Roberts
Cause for concern
All staff are asked to report any causes for concern to the Designated Child Protection Officers using a written pro-forma. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children “disclosing” concerns. If you have any concerns regarding potential Safeguarding or Child Protection issues, please contact Mr Blades directly, in line with our safeguarding policy: email@example.com