Senior School Safeguarding Leader

Mrs K Methven

01283 216721

When school is CLOSED or in an EMERGENCY


St Edward’s Catholic Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils in its care. We aim to ensure that our children are safe from all forms of abuse; physical, emotional, sexual, neglect and free from all types of bullying including.

We are committed to giving our children the skills to keep safe at home and school. We have worked with the NSPCC to highlight how children can keep safe through assemblies and workshops. The children have also raised over £1500 towards their recent appeal. The fire service and police have given talks to different year groups. We hope to provide our children with the skills to keep safe and know what to do when they have concerns or are worried.

The teaching of e-safety skills is an essential element of our curriculum and we give children the skills to keep safe on line and to be able to deal with any incidences of cyber bullying.

As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. At St Edward’s all staff are expected to uphold and promote our Core British Values.

If you have any concerns about the safety of your child or any other young person, please contact the following:

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs K Methven

Mr S Ward

Mrs A Cashmore

Mrs M Gibbs

Safeguarding Governors

Miss D Eyre

Mrs P King

If you're worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a  report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.