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“The Lord is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one.  The Lord protects me from all danger; I will never be afraid.”

Psalms 27:1

St James’ Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of the children of the school and expects that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. Our safeguarding policy cannot be separated from the general ethos of the school, which is to ensure that pupils are treated with respect and dignity; taught to treat each other with respect; feel safe; have a voice, and are listened to.

Every child of the school should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.   This is the responsibility of every adult employed by or invited to deliver services at the school.  We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual, emotional abuse, neglect and bullying. 

St James’ CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children through the rigorous application of the Safer Recruitment processes.  DBS checks are undertaken for all staff and volunteers (including Governors). 

At St James’ CE Primary School we believe that no concern about a child is too small or too insignificant.


Designated Safeguarding Lead: Joanna Dimmock

Designated Safeguarding Deputy: Natalie Bowen

Safeguarding Governor: Ian Thompson 

Please click here to  access our Child Protection Policy 

 Please click here to read a document outlining the 'Confirmation of Safeguarding checks on Staff/Workers at St James' CE Primary School'

Please click here to download the NSPCC publication 'A Parents Guide to being Share Aware'

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