Safeguarding – our priority
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:13-14
Yoxall St Peter’s recognises its legal duty under s175 Education Act 2002 (section 157 in relation to independent schools and academies) and the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts. As a Church school, we hold true the words of Jesus, “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea,” and remain vigilant at all times to the welfare and safety of the ‘little ones’ in our care.
Information regarding the latest statutory guidance for schools regarding Keeping Children Safe In Education can be found using the following link Keeping children safe in education 2023 (publishing.service.gov.uk)
We follow the JTMAT Safeguarding policy which can be found using the link Policies – John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust (jtmat.co.uk).
Our own Safeguarding procedures which must be read in conjunction with the JTMAT policy can be found using the link below.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs K Dingle
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr J Andrea
Mr M Drury
All safeguarding concerns should be reported immediately to the appropriate member of staff in accordance with our policy and procedures. During school hours and term time you can contact the Safeguarding Team by calling the main school number 01543 472236
During weekends and holidays, if you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person please use the contact details below:
Staffordshire Childrens’ Advice and Support Team (Monday- Friday 8am-5pm) 0300 111 8007
Emergency Out of Hours (Evenings and Weekends) 0345 604 2886
Non-Emergency – 101
Emergency – 999
If you would like support in setting parent controls on the internet at home, click the following link. Use Parental Controls to Keep Your Child Safe | NSPCC
Further information about Safeguarding and how to keep children safe can be found here:
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St Peter's Yoxall C of E Primary School
Partner School in the John Taylor MAT