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Safeguarding

St Anselm’s takes its responsibility for safeguarding very seriously. The following policies and procedures are in place to safeguard our children:

  • All staff, Governors and regular volunteers are DBS checked. The school keeps a single central record of all staff and volunteers.
  • The designated person responsible for Child Protection and Safeguarding children at St Anselm’s is Anne Monahan, Head Teacher. In her absence refer directly to Maria O’Connell, Deputy Head Teacher

  • The Governor responsible for Child Protection and Safeguarding children at St Anselm’s is Lynsay Shaw, Chair of Governors.

    Contact details:  office@st-anselms.harrow.sch.uk   Telephone: 0208 422 1600

  • All staff receive annual Child Protection Training.

  • All staff are trained to listen to pupils, encourage them to TELL when they are upset by others. The staff get to know the children as individuals so that changes in their behaviour or attitude are observed and noted.

  • All staff are trained to form positive professional relationships with parents to ensure effective communication and partnership between home and school.

  • Children are taught to use the Internet safely.

  • Risk assessments of school activities, events and trips are kept up to date and reviewed.

The school building and site are maintained and evaluated to ensure they meet health and safety requirements and keep our children, staff and visitors safe. The School Business Manager, Head Teacher and caretaker have oversight of the building, check for and rectify any problems daily. The Governors conduct a termly health and safety inspection to assess the site and building and to support the SLT in planning for school improvement and to ensure any hazards are avoided/removed.

For further information please read our Child Protection Policy, and our Safeguarding Policy and "Keeping Children Safe in Education" guidance from the DFE in the Safeguarding Policies on the school website.