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St Mary Redcliffe's Commitment to Safeguarding


St Mary Redcliffe Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care.  


“The welfare of the pupil/student is paramount.”  (Children Act 1989.)


Our staff and Governors are committed to safeguarding the pupils at this school and contribute to multi-agency working to keep pupils and students safe.


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


All adults working in our school maintain an attitude of ' it could happen here'. We recognise that staff, because of their contact with and knowledge of children in their care, are well placed to identify abuse or neglect and offer support to children in need. 


If you are worried about a child please talk to a member of our safeguarding team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Kevin Fry (Co-Head of School)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads - Chris Williams (Family Link Worker),

Meg Dudding (Co-Head of School) or Nick Jones (Assistant Headteacher).


SMRP Safeguarding Team - Responsibilities