Holy Souls Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The health and safety of all our children is paramount.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that concerns about our children are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move will result in further harm to the child.

At Holy Souls, Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm such as abuse or neglect but preventing them from harm through the following:

  • Pupil health and safety
  • Bullying; racist abuse; harassment and discrimination
  • Meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • Providing First Aid
  • Safe educational visits
  • Pastoral care
  • Internet safety
  • Gang activities
  • School security
  • E-safety
  • Prevent – to counter radicalisation and extremism

We ensure that children are growing up in a safe environment at home and school which enables them to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully and happily.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

The Designated Safeguarding Leads for our school are:

Mrs R Girling

Mrs L Kielstra

Mrs L Brown

Miss J McTiernan

Miss L Trodden

...and Mr D Henvey.

If you have any concerns about child protection or safeguarding and are unable to contact our school then please contact: Children's Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888 or 0121 675 4806 (Emergency Duty Team).

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass - a national police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Violence and Abuse and which is in place in every police force in England and Wales.