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St Francis Xavier's RC Primary School

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Safeguarding Information



At St Francis Xavier’s school we have a child centred and coordinated approach to safeguarding.


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. All practitioners make sure their approach is child-centred. This means they consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.


If children and families at St Francis Xavier’s School are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:


 • protecting children from maltreatment;

 • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;

 • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;

 • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


Children includes everyone under the age of 18


At St Francis Xavier’s School

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)                       Mrs Diana Pearce
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)        Mrs Elizabeth Christopherson
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor            Mr Ivan Powell


St Francis Xavier’s School complies with the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Herefordshire Partnership (SCYPiH)