Safeguarding at St Thomas More

Everyone at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School is committed to ensuring that our children are safe and happy at school.  If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child in our school, please speak with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or another of our Safeguarding Officers.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sophie Howes – showes@stm.ket.olicatshcools.org
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mr Andrew Tunn – atunn@stm.ket.olicatschools.org
  • Safeguarding Offiers:
    • Miss Emma Giddings - giddings@stm.ket.olicatschools.org

    • Mrs Christina Stanyon - CStanyon@stm.ket.olicatschools.org

    • Mrs Mary Herbert - mherbert@stm.ket.olicatschools.org
  • During School Hours: 01536 512112
  • Out of School Hours: 07736 044530

If you wish to discuss the Safeguarding practice at St Thomas More, please contact our Safeguarding Governor, Mr Martin Flannigan:  mflannigan@gov.olicatschools.org

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H)

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) deals with referrals from professionals and members of the public who have concerns about a child’s welfare following contact with the helpline that is now also based in the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. It makes the process of dealing with referrals quicker and more effective by improving the way the Local Authroity, Children’s Social Care, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), Youth Offending Service (YOS) and education, work alongside other partner agency colleagues including Northamptonshire police, Northamptonshire health partners, National Probation Service, and the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to share information. For further information, click here – MASH Advice for Parents

Contact M.A.S.H:

By telephone: 0300 126 3000 (option 1)

Report a concern via an online referral:  NC Trust  Report a concern – Help and protection for children (nctrust.co.uk)

Further Your Knowledge

Tea Break Guides 

The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership has produced a series of tea break guides to give you an insight into a range of topics you may be unfamiliar with. These are designed to be read over a cup of tea, discuss with professionals  or simply expand your knowledge further.

http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/about-northamptonshire-safeguarding-children-partnership/policies/tea-break-guides/

Curriculum

Our school Curriculum is knowledge rich and progressive in terms of educating our children on their rights to be safe, to be heard and to get help if they need it.  We teach them how to recognise signs of abuse, how to keep themselves safe and what to do if they need help.  This applies to when they are in school or out of school, online or in person.  Please see below for links to our ‘Healthy Me’ knowledge organisers.

Please click here to see our Safeguarding leaflet for parents:

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies

Please click on a link below to view our  policy:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy – Details how the school manages Child Protection and Safeguarding:

Social Media Policy – This policy provides guidance on how to protect children/pupils if they are on social media.  It also provides information and guidance on behavioural expectations when on social media –

Further Information

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