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.

Early Help Support

Please find some useful clips so you know where you can find help, if you need it:


Long animation in English : (1 min 11 seconds)


Short animation in English: (33 seconds)


Short animation in Urdu: (32 seconds)


Short animation in Arabic (42 seconds)


Short animation in Romanian

 Easy Read Strategy with Voice overs

Early Help Strategy Easy Read in Arabic


Early Help Strategy Easy Read in Urdu


Early Help Strategy Easy Read in Romanian


Early Help Strategy Easy Read in English

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) contact details:

Mr N Edge, Assistant Deputy Head (Lead DSL)
Tel: 0115 9156995
Mrs. F. Moore, Headteacher (Deputy DSL)
Tel: 0115 9156995
Mrs. J. Welsh,  Chair of Governors (Nominated child protection governor)
Tel: 0115 9156995

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: 07356 120899

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

Caroline Hose (Nottingham City Designated Officer (LADO))
Tel: 0115 8765501


Tackle Child Abuse – An England wide campaign to help you recognise the signs of child abuse and neglect. Supporting you to report your concerns.

Tel: 0800 1111

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Online support for Y6+ children