Safeguarding and Child Protection
St Francis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children 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.
School Safeguarding Team
If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following key personnel, who are contactable via the main school office – 01274 638520, email@example.com
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs. Andrea Haines (Headteacher)
Deputy DSLs: Miss Stevie Burgess (Deputy Head) and Mrs. Jacqui Wright (Parental Involvement Worker)
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children: Mrs. Andrea Haines
Designated Teacher for Prevent: Mrs. Andrea Haines
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo): Mrs Bethany Crowther (Currently on maternity leave 2023/24)
Interim Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) for 2023/24: Miss Stevie Burgess
Mental Health Champion: Mrs Andrea Haines
Chair of the Local Academy Council: Mrs. Lyndi Clarke
Nominated Safeguarding Academy Councillor: Mrs. Melissa Murphy
Prevent Academy Councillor: Mrs. Lyndi Clarke
Please find our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy HERE
Please find our Child Protection Procedures Flow Chart HERE
Please find our BCWCAT policy on Online Safety HERE
Please find our Staff Safeguarding Handbook HERE
Please find the Government's guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2023 HERE
Please find our BCWCAT policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy HERE
Please find our Recruitment and Selection Policy HERE
Please find our Staff Acceptable Use Policy HERE
As part of St. Francis commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Duty, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.
What is the Prevent Duty?
The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.