Safeguarding and Child Protection
Safeguarding can be defined by promoting the health, safety and welfare of all pupils. Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility.
Keeping our children safe is a priority for all staff and adults working within Christ the King Catholic Primary School. We foster a supportive environment where building good relationships with our families is vital to ensure that we are working together successfully to meet the needs of all of our children. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the safeguarding of a child or children in our school please speak to a member of staff.
Key safeguarding staff at Christ the King
Mrs S Short - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C McIlvar - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
If you need to raise a safeguarding concern with our team, you can contact us by emailing:
Please note this is for non-emergencies and if you are concerned for a child, the contact details to the right should be used.
Mr Michael Fitzpatrick - Safeguarding Governor
If you are concerned for a child:
If they are in immediate danger/risk of harm call the police on 999
Any adult can make a referral to Social Services via Wiltshire's Multi agency Safeguarding Hub (Mash) on 0300 456 0108 (5.30pm - 9.00 AM 08456070 888)
Safeguarding Information and Resources for Parents and Families
Useful links for pupils and parents:
- Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board
Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory multi-agency board made up of representatives from the Local Authority, Police, Health Service, Probation Trust, Youth Offending Service, the Voluntary Sector and others.
- NSPCC (Keeping Children Safe)
Find out how you can keep children safe from abuse and other dangers, both online and in the physical world.
- NSPCC (Online Safety)
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
- NSPCC (Services for Children, Families and Professionals)
Working with children, young people and families who need help across the UK.
- Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card, the campaign that uses top footballers to educate against racism.
- Anti-Bullying Alliance
The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
- Bullying UK
Listening, supportive and non-judgemental.
Free online support for young people.
- Stop Hate UK
Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.
The resources below offer some helpful guidance to parents to support with keeping children safe when using the internet, social media, messaging apps or other online tools:
- Internet Matters: 5 top tips to manage children’s screen time.
- National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) : resources for parents on internet safety.
- The NSPCC has also teamed up with O2 to offer advice to parents. You can call their free helpline on 0808 800 5002, or make an appointment with an O2 Guru in an O2 store.