Safeguarding Children in school is the responsibility of all staff who work within the school. We ensure all staff are aware of their responsibilities and we have enclosed a copy of our latest Child Protection Policy for parents to look at.

Sacred Heart’s Nominated Safeguarding Staff are:

Designated Safeguarding Leads: Miss Vicky White, Mrs Kerry Mallam & Mrs Ellie Felgate 

Headteacher: Miss Vicky White

Pastoral Lead: Mrs Ellie Felgate

To contact Middlesbrough Multi Agency Children`s Hub telephone 01642 130700

To contact Social Care telephone 01642 726004

  • All teaching and support staff have had Child Protection Awareness training.
  • Miss White, Mrs Mallam and at least one member of our Local Management Board are ‘Safer Recruitment’ trained.
  • All teachers and teaching support staff have undertaken Channel General Awareness training with regards to the Prevent Strategy.
  • Miss White has been trained as Educational Visits Coordinator and Health & Safety Coordinator.
  • All teaching and support staff have undertaken a range of medical training including Asthma Awareness, Diabetes and use of an epipen for children with allergies
  • We currently have 4 members of staff who have successfully completed ‘First Aid at Work’ or ‘Paediatric First Aid’ training.

If you have any worries or concerns about any of the children connected to our school, please do not hesitate to contact one of the nominated people.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to ensure support for children living with domestic abuse in their homes when there has been a police attended incident of Domestic Abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.

NSPCC Helpline

The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to launch a new helpline called Report Abuse in Education. The helpline comes after numerous anonymised testimonials of sexual harassment and abuse in schools and colleges were shared to the Everyone’s Invited website.

The newly launched helpline will provide support to:
  • children and young people who want to share current and non-recent experiences of sexual abuse and harassment
  • children and young people who want to talk about being involved in or witnessing any incidents
  • anyone who works or volunteers in a school setting and needs support and guidance
  • adults who have experienced non-recent abuse
  • parents and carers who are concerned about their own child or other children.

Young people and adults can contact Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email [email protected]

To view our Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, please see below.