"Pupils enjoy coming to school"
RE Inspection March 2019


Nominated Safeguarding Lead 

Mrs Fiona Maynard, Headteacher

Nominated Safeguarding Staff

Mrs Joanne Rodrigues, Deputy Headteacher  (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)   

Academy Committee member for Safeguarding       

Mrs Jenny Carey

Safeguarding at St Ethelberts:

St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery has a commitment to safeguarding, and the welfare and wellbeing of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become:

  • Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who will make a positive contribution, both socially and economically, to society.

This is best achieved when we all work Together towards Success.

We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

Safeguarding Statement 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place.

Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request or it is available on our website. 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 any concerns we have about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible on the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that they are unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Academy committee if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

All adults are also expected to read the DfE guidance: Keeping Children Safe In Education

It should be read alongside statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children and departmental advice What to do if you are worried a child is being abused- Advice for practitioners.

Schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This is referred to as Prevent. Prevent 

Read our School's Trust Safeguarding Policy below.

STCAT Safeguarding Policy



 Our School 

Our School Council took part in a Pupil Voice in November 2022 on Safeguarding. Our pupils at St. Ethelbert's know how to keep themselves safe at school, at home and online. They also know who to go to if they are worried about something or someone. Read their responses here! 

Pupil Voice Response

We also asked each class to tell us how the school help to keep them safe. Read their responses here.

Get advice


NSPCC- Newsletter from WB 16th November

NSPCC (for adults)

Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Contact the NSPCC if you want to discuss your concerns and get advice.

Childline (for children and young people)


Telephone: 0800 1111 (free)

The ChildLine number won’t show up on your phone bill if you call from a landline or from most mobile networks.

Slough Children Services Trust First Contact 

If you have any concerns that a child or an unborn baby might be being harmed you can contact Slough Children's Services Trust directly. All calls are taken seriously and will be treated in confidence. Please see the numbers if needed below.

01753 875362/01753 875591


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.