A child’s welfare is of paramount importance. At St Ambrose's, we will establish and maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children will be encouraged to be able to talk feely to any member of staff at our schools if they are worried or have concerns about something. Everyone who comes in contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.

We recognise that staff and volunteers who are in positions of trust in schools play a particularly important role as they can identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding and protection is concerned. All staff members must always act in the best interests of the child’s welfare. All staff, volunteers and visitors will, through information giving, training and induction know how to recognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a child and how to record and report on this information. We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will know what the adult will have to do with any information they have chosen to disclose. Throughout the curriculum we will provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe. They will also be extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills.

We will work in partnership to establish and maintain effective working relationship with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies as advised in the most recent versions of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KSIE) and such DfE guidance as ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Mrs E Brocklesby


Telephone : 01562 823568

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead's (DSL's)

Miss L Brewer

Telephone: 01562 823568

Mrs Laskey

Telephone: 01562 823568

Preventing Extremism

Internet Safety

1) Don't post any personal information online - like your address, email address or mobile number.

2) Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you've put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it's not just yours anymore.

3) Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4) Never give out your passwords

5) Don't befriend people you don't know

6) Don't meet up with people you've met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7) Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8) Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9) Respect other people's views, even if you don't agree with someone else's views doesn't mean you need to be rude

10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately, or report it to CEOP (Link to CEOP at the bottom of this page)

Emmaus CMAC
St Ambrose Catholic Primary School Ofsted
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