Saint Paulinus Safeguard Poster 2020

Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL):  Mr Simon Geaves 01287 637978

Nominated Teacher for Looked After Children: Mr Simon Geaves

Deputy Designated Safeguard Leads (DDSL): Mrs Rachel Bircham & Mrs Nichola Turner

Designated Safeguard Governors (DSG):  Mrs Maureen McLean


As a school we take safeguarding very seriously. We work closely with our parents to make sure that safeguarding is a priority of the school.

We have enlisted the services of a safeguarding consultant who takes part in termly supervision visits (last completed June 2016) and a biannual Safeguarding Audit tool (completed June 2015).

Training & Updates:

All staff have received the WRAP Presentation training from Annette Duff in February 2016 to assist them with the Prevent Training schedule. In September 2016 all staff completed the online Channel General Awareness Training.

If any member of the public thinks a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect, they should contact the local Children’s Services (formerly known as Social Services) or the NSPCC National Helpline.

For children who live in Redcar & Cleveland:

The Access Team, Redcar & Cleveland Children’s Services, Seafield House
Tel: (01642) 771500

Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team – Tel: (08702) 402994

Cleveland Police: 101

NSPCC National Helpline:

Tel: (0808) 8005000 NSPCC Website

NSPCC Childline: 0800 1111  Childline Website

External Support and Challenge:

As part of our continuous drive to ensure that we keep all children safe, we have procured the services of Pete Davies, Education Safeguarding Consultant. This provides us with:

  • Supervision of the Nominated Person for Child Protection, which includes the supervision of Child Protection files;
  • Training for staff and the Governing Body;
  • A school audit and an audit of Child Protection files;
  • Support and guidance; and
  • Internet safety presentations for staff, pupils and parents

If a member of the public considers that there is an emergency situation, they should dial 999 for the Police.

Safeguarding Policies can be found on our policies page