Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School

To live as Jesus taught us



The safety and welfare of your child is paramount to all at Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as 'Designated Safeguarding Leaders' in school in compliance with statutory requirements. All staff and governors receive regular safeguarding training.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Vella, Deputy Headteacher. She is supported by Mr Emery (Headteacher) and Miss Moir (Footsteps Manager), who are also trained DSLs:

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Our Lady of Compassion please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead who know who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. 


For the best interests of all our children we use the following safeguarding measures:


Cause for Concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Team. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children 'disclosing' concerns. See our school Safeguarding Policy for further details.



All lateness and absences are recorded by the School Office and referred on to the DSL. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. 

Both these measures can be early indicators which allow us to offer help and support through our Pastoral Manager and help us to safeguard all the children in our care and their families.


Online Safety

See our dedicated Online Safety page for help, advice and links relating to keeping children safe online.


Safeguarding - A Child-Friendly Policy

~ From the children to the children ~

It is important that children know how to stay safe at all times. Our amazing children have written this Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure that all children in school know what to do to keep safe and who to go to for support.