Saint Paulinus Safeguard Poster Sept 2021

Trust Safeguard Policy 2021

St Paulinus School Procedures Procedure Sept 2021

Peer On Peer Abuse September 2021

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  the Trust Safeguarding Team to assist with keeping our school up to date. We also take part in regular training both online and face to face.

Training & Updates:

All staff have received the update training using the Key Document Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020. This training was conducted on the first PD Day of the Year and with the Trust in September 2020.

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:

Redcar & Cleveland Multi-agency Children’s Hub

01642 130700

[email protected]

Cleveland Police: 101

NSPCC National Helpline:

Tel: (0808) 8005000 NSPCC Website

NSPCC Childline: 0800 1111  Childline Website

The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to launch a new helpline called Report Abuse in Education. The helpline comes after numerous anonymised testimonials of sexual harassment and abuse in schools and colleges were shared to the Everyone’s Invited website.  

The newly launched helpline will provide support to:
  • children and young people who want to share current and non-recent experiences of sexual abuse and harassment
  • children and young people who want to talk about being involved in or witnessing any incidents
  • anyone who works or volunteers in a school setting and needs support and guidance
  • adults who have experienced non-recent abuse
  • parents and carers who are concerned about their own child or other children.

Young people and adults can contact Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email [email protected]

The link to the NSPCC article is here

External Support and Challenge:

As part of our continuous drive to ensure that we keep all children safe, we use the Trust Safeguarding Team to conduct supervision visits and challenge meetings.. 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

The latest supervision visit was conducted on October 19th by Mrs A Turnbull.

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

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 click here

Working Together To Safeguard Children 2018 click here