Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs M Scott
(Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

St Joseph’s participates in Operation Encompass.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse,
school will be advised that the child has been involved.
Please see school website for further details

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be

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Online Bullying

We take all forms of ‘online bullying’ – both inside and outside school — very seriously.

Like all forms of bullying, the best thing to do is tell someone immediately. It could be a friend, member of your family or a member of school staff.

By doing so, your problems will soon start to get better.


Advice for children being bullied

  • ChildLine is a free, confidential service that offers advice and support from trained counsellors to anyone under the age of 19. They can be reached on 0800 1111, by email or through a 1-2-1 counsellor chat.
  • The National Bullying Helpline is another organisation that will be able to provide support and advice by calling 0845 2255 787.
  • The Anti-Bullying Alliance, which is run by the NSPCC, also offers helpful support and advice from trained counsellors, both for parents of victims of bullying and for the children suffering. Once again, this is a free service that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They also have the power to act your behalf if they feel a child may be in danger. Their web address is

Advice for Parents and Carers on Cyberbullying