At St Pius X, safeguarding children is our main priority
We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen. Safeguarding is about keeping children safe by protecting them from harm, supporting their development and making sure they grow up in a safe environment.
if you are concerned that a child may be suffering harm or neglect, ask to speak to our designated members of staff.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility!
Meet the Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
|Mrs Debra Hurley (Monday to Thursday)||Mr Kevin McGoldrick (Friday)|
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs T Roberts
Mrs N Johnson
Policies and Procedures
Our latest Overarching Safeguarding Statement & Child Protection policy and procedures can be found using the link https://www.st-piusx.cumbria.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Keeping children safe in education 2021 (part one only) (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Working Together to Safeguard Children:
Early Help Offer
Early Help Assessment (EHA) - an EHA involves listening to you to find out what help you need and talking about what is working well in your life. Based on what you say and what help you would like, a plan is formulated so that professionals can work together to make sure you get the right sort of help. Mrs Hurley will meet with parents/carers to carry out EHA.
Hold family support meetings – some parents/carers don’t feel comfortable having a Family Outreach Worker so we offer family support meetings through school. Mrs Hurley will lead the meetings, inviting the relevant agencies so that we can all work together to give you and your family the support you need.
Refer to outside agencies such as: Family Action , parenting courses, our School Health Advisor, Women’s Community Matters, CADAS. Mrs Hurley will also signpost parents to other organisations such as those can that can help with rent payment, payment of bills etc.
Support to complete forms and other paperwork such as: admissions to high school and Disability Living Allowance.
Parent/carer ‘drop in’ – come and see Mrs Hurley (appointments not always needed- when COVID restrictions allow), if you need support with your child’s learning, behaviour or anything else that you may be worried about.
Talk Time – if your child has any worries encourage them to go and speak to Mrs Hurley . Talk Time is a children’s drop in and is available throughout the school week. Mrs Hurley also has a drop in at 8:30am if your child is worried about attending school. These sessions allow your child to discuss any worries and have some ‘calm down’ time before going into class.