St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Safeguarding

At St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment, underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, are able to raise concerns and believe they are being listened to, and that appropriate action will be taken to keep them safe. 
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children, identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. 
 
We are committed to promoting the welfare of and safeguarding of all our children 
and expect everyone to share this commitment

If you are worried about a child or any safeguarding issue, please contact our Safeguarding Team

Confidential email to get in touch with the safeguarding team: welfare@stteresas.org.uk

Safeguarding Governor: Tony Nicholas (tony.nicholas@stteresas.org.uk)

Chair of Governors: Chris Izuka (chair@stteresas.org.uk)

Useful Safeguarding Links

Prevent Strategy

As part of St Teresa's Catholic Primary School's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

At St Teresa’s, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. 

Please click on this link for more information and you can support your child/ren.

https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/?filter=safeguarding-advice-and-support

Please click on the link below for information from Bristol City Council:-

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/32586/PREVENT+leaflet+for+the+public/8d5a62a7-4d42-4257-ba91-af2370a2e869 

NSPCC

The NSPCC are dedicated to child protection and can offer a wealth of advice and support. From mental health and spotting signs in children, all the way through to support for parents, there is always help and advice available, please click on the picture below for further information:

 

Supporting children's mental health

Looking after our mental health is important and below is a link to a document that gives guidance on talking to your child about their mental health.

 

 Children's mental health

Criminal Exploitation: a guide to parents/carers

The Children's Society has written some guidance for parents and carers on Criminal Exploitation and what to do if you think your child is being exploited, please follow the link below for more information:

 Private Fostering: when someone else is looking after your child

Private fostering is when someone who isn’t a close family member looks after your child for more than 28 days.

You might need to ask someone else you know to look after your child. For example, if:

  • you need to stay in hospital for a while
  • you’re going to live abroad
  • you’re not getting on well with your child

If your child is being privately fostered or you’re planning to put them in private foster care, it’s against the law not to tell Bristol City Council.

Click on the link below for further information:

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Keeping your child safer out of school

The Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) has created a leaflet detailing ways to keep your child safe, outside of school.

 

Keeping your child safe leaflet

 
Stop It Now is a child protection charity. Their confidential helpline, live chat and secure messaging service are open for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse prevention. Find out more by clicking on the Stop It Now logo.

 

Domestic Abuse Support Services

Please click on the link below for further information: