At St. Begh's Catholic Junior School we place safeguarding at the centre of all we do.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of all of our pupils. To this end, parents and carers must be aware that referrals will be made where there is suspected abuse or neglect.
Please see our Child Protection Policy.
Protecting children is everyone's responsibility…
Cumbria Safeguarding Hub can be contacted on
0333 240 1727 if you have a concern that a child is at risk of
Attendance Your child's attendance is monitored daily and significant absences are always followed up. The school has an Attendance Policy that you should read and understand.
Behaviour St. Begh’s has clear behaviour rules for the whole school community that must be followed to keep everyone safe and happy. We positively reinforce the message that we keep unkind words, hands and feet to ourselves and treat others with respect. This links well to our Mission Statement, where the whole school community is continually reminded that we are:
Walking hand in hand in the footsteps of Christ.
We are His hands; we are His feet.
Bullying We understand that children do sometimes fall out and this will be dealt with by an adult who will listen to the children involved and help to resolve the situation. These situations are rarely considered to constitute bullying, however where bullying does occur, cases are taken very seriously and will work with children and families to try and resolve any problems. Please see the Behaviour & Discipline Policy.
Health and Safety Everyone at St. Begh’s has a responsibility to ensure that adults and children work in a safe environment. The school has clear Health and Safety Policy and Procedures which everyone must follow. The school have fully trained first aiders to deal with any accidents in school.
E‐safety The school recognises that technology plays an important
Complaints If you have any complaints about how the school is working with you or your child please feel confident to speak to us. The Headteacher will always be happy to speak
Please visit the following website for great advice from the NSPCC about talking to your child about staying safe:
Mrs. Catherine Mallard is the
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs. Louise Hufton is the
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs. Sheila Preston is on the
Mrs. Helen McQuirk is on the
Rev. Stephen Scott and
Mrs. Patricia McCarron are the Governors with specific responsibility for Safeguarding.
All pupils at St. Begh's take part in the Kidsafe Programme where they learn to recognise the signs of abusive or potentially harmful situations and develop the confidence and