St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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We believe that life is a precious gift from God. We believe that all people deserve to enjoy a life filled with dignity and joy. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.

Parents and carers are welcome to read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, which can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies
when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that any concerns about our
pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a discussion would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.


Our designated safeguarding lead (DSL):
Mr Tom Collins – Headteacher


Our deputy designated safeguarding leads (DDSLs):

Mrs Annabelle Spacagna – Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Rosie Evans – Assistant Headteacher for Infants

Mrs Jess Birtles – Assistant Headteacher for Juniors

Mrs Jennie TrimmerAssistant Headteacher for Inclusion
Miss Diane Haslett – Nursery Manager


If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversation heard, and report to a school DSL as soon as possible (on the same day). Do not conduct your own investigation.


Allegations Against Staff

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff, supply teacher, volunteer or contractor you should report this to the Headteacher – Mr Tom Collins – without delay.


This might be because a member of staff, supply teacher, volunteer or contractor has:

  • Behaved in a way that has harmed a child, or may have harmed a child
  • Possibly committed a criminal offence
  • Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates he or she would pose a risk of harm to children (within or outside of school)
  • Conducted themselves in a manner contrary to the Staff Code of Conduct

If your concerns relate to the Headteacher, please direct your expression of concern to the Xavier Catholic Education Trust CEO, Mr James Kibble.

For external advice, please call the Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPA) consultation line:

0300 470 9100