Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Gill Dowson-Wren, Head of School

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Angela Birrell, Deputy Headteacher

MAT Director with Safeguarding responsibility: Yvonne Coates

or email at office@sjnorton.org.uk

British Values E-Safety Prevent Duty Safeguarding

St Joseph’s, Norton and Carmel Education Trust are committed to providing the highest standard of education for all students based on equality of access and opportunity. The Trust and this Academy subscribes to the 5 outcomes of Every Child Matters and, therefore the aim for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to receive the support they require in order to:

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being

Every human being has a value and dignity which we acknowledge as coming directly from God’s creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding children – the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm – is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by Working Together to Safeguard Children, July 2018 as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health and 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 to have the best outcomes.

For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.

The Trust fully recognises the responsibilities and the duty placed upon it to have arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students at the School. St Joseph’s, Norton has adopted this safeguarding policy but their practice will built around the procedures and protocols within Stockton on Tees Local Authority.