In Wales, schools must follow Keeping learners safe: the role of local authorities, governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools under the Education Act 2002 (Welsh Government, 2021)8.

Arrangements for safeguarding children are set out in section 175 of the Education Act 2002

In St Joseph’s Cathedral Primary School, the designated safeguarding person is Mrs Heald and the deputy safeguarding person is Mrs Fitchett. If a child discloses a concern to us, it is our duty of care to report this to the relevant services.

Every school must have a Child Protection Policy – often referred to as the school’s Safeguarding Policy. Our policy follows National and Local guidance. The aim of the policy is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of our school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

Our policy is here:

The nominated governor for child protection at this school is:- Miss Mary Clare Pitson

The Authority’s Child Protection Officer is:- Lisa Collins and can be contacted by:- Phone- 07827 822700 Email-

​Social Services can be contacted as follows:- Phone- 01792 635700