""The general feeling of the school was lovely. It feels calm and content. All displays were well maintained.""
Teacher, visiting from a Multi Academy Trust


The safeguarding vision for St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School and Nursery is that the children and young people who attend our school live a “school life” which is free from fear, harm, abuse and exploitation- enabling every child to achieve their potential. Here at St Anthony's, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. 

Our professional, highly trained and dedicated staff and governors all share this commitment. Our school has policies and procedures in place for safeguarding our pupils, all of which are in accordance with local authority and statutory guidance. The school also adheres to safer recruitment guidelines.

As part of our collective mission to keep our children safe in education, we work in close partnership with many other agencies including, local health providers, the health authority and social services, all of which share our commitment in safeguarding children and young adults.

The school leaders and governors will support a whole school approach to the safeguarding of children and young people within the context of a robust culture and the required legal/ guidance frameworks. This will include KCSIE 2022 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

Reporting to senior leaders and Trustees will be open, honest, regular, insightful and reflective. Reports will be open to challenge. Learning from events will be actively sought and embedded within a whole school approach

Safeguarding remains everyone’s responsibility.

If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school's Safeguarding Team.

Safeguarding Lead - Mrs J Costelloe

Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Mrs S Oppé

Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Ruth Russell

Click here to view the guidance from Gov.uk in keeping children safe in education.


Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our Policies tab, please click here

Meet the safeguarding team

Mrs Costelloe - Currently on Maternity Leave

Mrs Oppé - Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Russell - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Blackiston - Safeguarding Team

Miss Tew - Safeguarding Team

Mrs Chavda - Safeguarding Team

Mrs Vaughan - Safeguarding Team

Mrs Dhami - Safeguarding Team


Report Harmful Content 

The RHC button is an asset of SWGfL, a charity working internationally to ensure all benefit from technology, free from harm.

The button has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting online harm to the RHC service for those over the age of 13 where an intial report has been made to industry but no action has been taken. RHC will review content in line with a sites' community standards and act in a mediatory capacity where content goes against these.

Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this going through our how we can help resource together.

How we can help

RHC also have advice and links to reporting routes for other online harms people may come across or face, such as impersonation, privacy violations and intimate image abuse. 

The RHC button provides a gateway to the RHC reporting pages, an area of the RHC website offering: 

  • links to reporting routes on commonly used sites for 8 types of online harm

  • help, advice and support on what to do if experiencing or witnessing harm online

  • signposting to industry partners reporting forms and the ability to reportlegal but harmful content directly to RHC for further investigation

Reporting to RHC

Reports can be made 24/7 through the online reporting forms and helpline practitioners will review and respond to reports  within 72 hours between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Reports can be made to RHC by anyone over the age of 13. SWGfL operates 3 helplines and to be sure you're getting the right support take a look at the Helpline flowchart to find out who can best support you.