St Jude's Catholic Primary School
St. Jude's Catholic Primary School


The safety and welfare of your child is paramount to all at St Jude’s Catholic Primary School.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all 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. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Safeguarding Leaders’ in school in compliance with statutory requirements. All staff and governors receive regular safeguarding training.

The Safeguarding Team

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Smith, Headteacher. She is supported by Mrs Orton our Senior Learning Mentor, who is also a trained DSL. Mrs Smith is also the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for any concerns regarding extremism or radicalisation.

If you have a concern that any child is being harmed, or is at risk, please do not hesitate to contact one of the following members of staff, our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), as soon as possible on 0121 464 5069. They also know who to contact for the best advice and help and are experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

Bernadette Smith

Bernadette Smith, Headteacher

Damien McGarrigle

Damien McGarrigle, Deputy Headteacher

Mary Orton

Mary Orton, Pastoral Manager

S Powell

Mr S Powell, SEND Lead

Cause for Concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Team electronically using ‘My Concern’. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.

See the school Safeguarding Policy for further details and exceptions.