Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. At St Mary’s, we are committed to child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils. Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school and we expect all staff members, employed, commissioned or contracted to work with pupils together with volunteers and governors to adhere to it. All visitors will be required to sign in on entry.

Our school is committed to providing an environment in which children and young people feel safe, secure, valued and respected and which promotes their social, physical and moral development. Children in our school feel confident to and know how to approach adults if they are in difficulties.

Our Safeguarding Team

The Designated Safeguarding Leader at St. Mary’s is our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Clare Quinn.

Other members of our safeguarding team are:

Emmeline Lawlor – Headteacher

Carol Johnson – SENDCo

The Governors responsible for safeguarding are, Mr Sam Walsh and Mr Danny Webb

The Royal Borough of Kingston Safeguarding Single Point of Access telephone number for direct referral of safeguarding concerns is 020 8547 5008.

Please find below some links to relevant safeguarding guidance for the community.

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