Safeguarding

What is 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.

In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all at St Augustine’s ensure the approach is child-centred. This means that St Augustine’s considers, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

St Augustine’s recognises that no single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families 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.

Children are encouraged to TALK about any concerns that they have. Regular opportunities in assembly, PSHE and class are taken to teach the children how to be safe.

The purpose of safeguarding children is to:

  • Protect them from abuse, maltreatment and exploitation.
  • Prevent anything from harming their health or development.
  • Ensure they can grow up under safe and effective care.
  • Take action to ensure they have the best outcomes in life.

As part of our Safeguarding offer, St Augustine’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust (OLoL CAMT) have a team of people who lead on safeguarding our students, they are our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

St Augustine’s DSLs are also the people who will support with any concerns raised around children’s health, wellbeing and safety, as described above. If you have a concern regarding the wellbeing, health, development, relationships or safety of a child, please use the contact details below.

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) contact details:

Mrs. F. Moore, Headteacher (Lead DSL)
Tel: 0115 9156995
Email: frances.moore@st-augustines.nottingham.sch.uk
Mrs Bates (Deputy DSL)
Tel: 0115 9156995
Email: laura.bates@st-augustines.nottingham.sch.uk
Mrs. J. Welsh,  Chair of Governors (Nominated child protection governor)
Tel: 0115 9156995
Email: julie.welsh@st-augustines.nottingham.sch.uk

Safeguarding hotline number for OLoL:
Tel: 01158550557
This will be diverted to our safeguarding team between 9am-3pm weekdays, and will send a voicemail to the safeguarding team outside of these times.

Robert Della-Spina (Trust Safeguarding Lead)
Tel: 07961203307
Email: robert.della-spina@ololcatholicmat.co.uk

Children and Families Direct
Nottingham City’s Children and Families Direct is the easiest way to access support and safeguarding services within Nottingham City.
Tel: 0115  8764800
Email: candfdirect@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Lisa Hurst (Nottingham City Education Safeguarding Officer)
Tel: 0115 8762042
Email: lisa.hurst@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

 

Tina Wright (Nottingham City Designated Officer (LADO))
Tel: 0115 8765501
Email: Tina.wright@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Childline
Tel: 0800 1111

NSPCC
Tel: 0808 800 5000
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Kooth
Online support for Y6+ children
www.kooth.com