St Joseph's Catholic Primary School works closely with the Diocese of Clifton, North Somerset Council and North Somerset Safeguarding Children Board. The contact details for these organisations are listed below. You can also identify the staff responsible for safeguarding on this page. ALL OUR POLICIES RELATING TO SAFEGUARDING ARE LISTED BELOW.

If you need to contact a member of staff re any kind of Safeguarding concern please see below:-

Mrs E Jackson -Head Teacher Designated Safeguarding  Lead

Mr G Bath- Deputy Head Teacher-Deputy Safe guarding Lead

Mrs Sharon Chichester -Business Manager- Safeguarding lead

Mr J Hayden -Safeguarding Governor

If you have a concern and  feel you cannot speak to any of the above please ring N. Somerset 01275 88808 and ask for Julie Bishop.

For information about the Diocese of Clifton and their policies and procedures click here 
To visit the website for the NSSCB click here
For information about services provided by the our local authority click

South West Child Protection Procedures: For the legislative requirements and expectations on individual services to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and a clear framework for Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to monitor the effectiveness of local services. 

Prevent initiative

The Prevent duty 2015 requires individual schools to train all members of staff in the understanding of how to be aware of the risks of radicalisation and be alert to changes in behaviours.

As with other areas of safeguarding, there should also be a basic knowledge amongst ALL school staff of how to raise concerns they may have.

This has been rolled out to a wider audience and it is recommended that all members of the public should have access to basic awareness training, especially if you have or work with children and young adults. The e-learning package can be accessed through this portal:-

Safeguarding Policy
In addition to the policies adopted by NSSCB our policy is available below.
If you wish to report a safeguarding incident to a member of staff Mrs Jackson the Head Teacher is the lead safeguarding officer.  Should Mrs Jackson not be available Mr Bath is the Deputy Lead.
The safeguarding Governor is Mr John Hayden
Should you feel that you cannot speak directly to any of the above then please telephone N. Somerset 0n 01275 888808 to express your concerns.
Please go to Safeguarding -additional information for useful safeguarding web sites
The monthly newsletter also contains helpful up to date safeguarding information