Safeguarding information about our school.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We believe all staff and visitors have an important and unique role to play in child protection.
To view our policies in relation to safeguarding, please visit our policies page using the link below.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance defines safeguarding as:
We actively support the Government’s Prevent agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
Our designated safeguarding lead is: Mrs Claire Garbutt (Headteacher)
She is assisted by deputy designated safeguarding leads: Mrs Kelly Lamond (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Imelda Milner (KS2 Teacher/English lead), Mrs Jenny Brown (EYFS lead) and Mrs Ruth Fish (SENDCO).
The governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr John Hindmarch.
We adhere to the following Department for Education safeguarding documents:
We have a number of safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly. These are:
We work closely with Clennell Educational Solutions to ensure that our policies and practices fulfil our safeguarding responsibilities and reflect recent legislation and/or updated guidance. We carry out an annual audit of all aspects of safeguarding which feeds into to our annual safeguarding action plan. This is reviewed termly in conjunction with our safeguarding consultant.
We work closely with external agencies to support the needs of our children: Together for Children, NSPCC, Social Services, School Health Team, The Road Centre
All staff and governors receive regular updates and training and are aware of the procedures for reporting concerns within school.
If any members of our school or local community, or visitors, have concerns about the welfare of a child in school, they are asked to report them directly to the safeguarding team listed above.
You can also contact Sunderland’s safeguarding team at Together for Children;
Children’s Safeguarding: Out of Hours team – 0191 520 5552 (available 24 hours Saturday and Sunday).
Alternatively, you can email; firstname.lastname@example.org (secure email only).
Our Head Boy, Head Girl, Y5 and Y6 School Council representatives attended a very special service at the War Memorial in Shiney Row on Friday 10th November accompanied by Mr Anderson and Mrs Mockler. It meant a lot to the staff and pupils who were there and represented Our Lady Queen of Peace with reverence […]
Published: November 11, 2023
Thank you to Fraser and Darcie who did a fantastic job representing our school community at the Laudato Si Mass at our Trust HQ this morning. Mass was celebrated by Fr Colm with the rest of our school watching via live stream. Through our celebration of Mass today, we not only gave thanks for the […]
Published: November 7, 2023
What a SUPER start to our day! A huge thank you to our wonderful parents, grandparents and families for joining us for our Super Learning Morning. The children loved sharing their learning with you, many of them taking on the teacher role. A special thank you to our Head Boy, and Head Girl and school […]
Published: November 3, 2023