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The Federation of St Edmund's and St Joseph's Catholic Primary Schools

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School

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We recognise the moral and statutory responsibility placed on all staff to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment, underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, are able to raise concerns and believe they are being listened to, and that appropriate action will be taken to keep them safe.


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Katie Copeman (at St Edmund's) 01284 755141 (School)
Mrs Anne-Marie Price (at St Joseph's) 01787 373365 (school)

Alternate DSL

Mrs Maria Kemble
Mrs Jo Herlihy
Sharron Stabler
Rachel Barlow
01284 755141

Named safeguarding governor Mrs Amanda Takavaresha
Chair of Governors Mr Ian Cameron and Mr Christopher Oldroyd
School Online Safety Lead Mr Mark Brewer
Designated teacher for Children in Care (CiC)

Mrs Katie Copeman (at St Edmund's)
Mrs Anne-Marie Price (at St Joseph's)

Child protection and Safeguarding Policy

To view all of our policies available on the website including the Child protection and Safeguarding Policy, please click here.

Online Safety

Online Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications. It highlights the need to educate children about the benefits and risks of using new technologies and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences. Through policy, discrete lessons and teaching opportunities we recognise and address the importance of providing an education in online safety.

To view all of our policies available on the website including the Online Safety policy click here. 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

This is the government's statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Please click here to open the document.

If you have a concern about a child

Everyone has a safeguarding part to play in protecting our children. Customer First is the initial point of contact for social services in Suffolk. If you have concerns about a child please report this to:

Customer First on 0808 800 4005

If the child concerned is attending our school please also inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Katie Copeman (at St Edmunds) 01284 755141 (School)
Mrs Anne-Marie Price (at St Josephs) 01787 373365 (school)

Early Help

This includes providing support as soon as a problem emerges, liaising with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, and sharing information with other professionals in order to support early identification and assessment, focussing on providing interventions to avoid escalation of worries and needs. The Early Help Support information for Suffolk schools can be accessed here.

Our school's Early Help offer: