Child Protection & Safeguarding

“We all share a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, whether as a parent, or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer or as a paid or volunteer worker. All members of the community can help to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and should act to do so if they have concerns about a child’s welfare” Safeguarding Children: Working Together under the Children Act 2004

Here at Mary Immaculate High School we are fully committed to the safeguarding of children – ensuring the wellbeing of the child is paramount. For pupils to feel that they are able to do their best and achieve their true potential, it is important that they feel safe and supported in our school environment. Everyone working within our school, whatever their role, is acutely aware of the issues to do with the protection of children are of the highest possible importance.

We ensure that our pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Throughout our curriculum, we provide activities and opportunities that equip our children to stay safe and develop essential life skills. Any concerns about the welfare of a pupil should be immediately passed onto:

* Designated Senior Person – Mrs T Churchill (Head of Faculty of Progress & Wellbeing)

* Deputy Designated Senior Person – Mr H Richards (Senior Assistant Headteacher)