St Francis of Assisi Primary School will take appropriate, prompt action in response to all allegations or disclosures of abuse, neglect, inappropriate behaviour or concerns about child safety by reporting all matters to the DFFH Child Protection, the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP), or the Police, depending on the allegation or disclosure made. Once a report has been made, a Child Safety Officer will advise Frances Browne, Assistant to the Director, Pastoral Wellbeing, Catholic Education Office.
St Francis of Assisi Primary School will respond to all allegations of child abuse in an appropriate manner, including:
- informing the appropriate authorities and fully cooperating with any resulting investigation
- protecting any child connected to the allegation until it is resolved and providing ongoing support to those affected
- taking particular measures in response to an allegation that concerns a culturally diverse child or a child with a disability
- securing and retaining records of the allegation and the College’s response to it.
The Child Safety Officers of St Francis of Assisi Primary School are:
- Natalie Pierce, Deputy Principal
- Lynsey Price, Learning Inclusion Leader
All St Francis of Assisi Primary School policies are to be read in the context of a Child Safe School.