St. Alban & St. Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We work in partnership with parents, carers, staff and outside agencies to help our students achieve their full potential, in a supportive and caring environment.
The health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our paramount concern. We are proactive in ensuring that our pupils learn how to keep themselves and others safe and how to respond or seek help when they feel unsafe. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and school staff are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour and failure to develop. Our staff are approachable and listen empathically to students. Staff know that no concern is too small – we have an open door policy and an ‘it could happen here’ approach.
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, our Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection ensures all staff receive child protection training on a regular basis and our recruitment policy includes checks on all staff and volunteers.
St. Alban & St. Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery follows the procedures established by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – a guide to procedure and practice for all professional staff in Hertfordshire who work with children.
Useful Contact Details
If there are any urgent matters,
please contact Children’s Services on 0300 1234 043Should you require any further support, please contact either – Family Lives Helpline 0808 800 2222Out of hours Mental health helpline 01438 843 322Single Point of Access 0300 777 0707SAHWR Specialist Domestic Abuse service 24 hour line 03301 025811 or St Albans team 01727 824425