Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School

A Newman Partnership School within the Diocese of Portsmouth

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Safeguarding and Child Protection

The safety and well being of our children is a key priority for all. We have a range of safeguarding measures in place and robust child protection procedures.


As a school we have a responsibility to inform children and family services if we have concerns about the welfare and safety of a child in our school.  We  ensure the protection of children through:

  • A SAFE ENVIRONMENT:  for children where they can learn and develop
  • RAISE AWARENESS: give children the knowledge they need to stay safe
  • ROBUST PROCEDURES: to identify and report suspected abuse
  • SUPPORT CHILDREN: in line with their Child Protection Plan in cases of abuse
  • SAFE RECRUITMENT: based on a system of both DBS and employment checks


For full details you can download the latest web versions of the school policies below:

For your child’s safety we ask all visitors to ensure they enter through the main entrance to the school and report to a member of the office staff, signing into the visitors’ book and receiving a visitors’ badge. SITE SECURITY


All visitors will be made aware of the health & safety leaflet displayed by the school office. This leaflet contains important information for about their and everyone else’s safety.

If a parent wishes to speak to their child’s class teacher and is unable to see them at the end of the school day, please see a member of the office staff who will be able to sort out a convenient time.

Staff will not be available after the start of the school day at 8.50am.

At the end of the day any children who are still awaiting collection will wait in Nightingales for safety. Please collect using the Nightingale entrance and sign your child out so we know they have been collected.


If your child has a friend who’s parent is running late, please do not take them from the school site. You may like to wait with the children until their parent arrives however a member of staff will be available in case of any problems.


These measures are in place for the security of all members of the school community.

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