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Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Our Lady’s continues to treat safeguarding as a high priority to ensure the safety, health and well-being of all children, staff and visitors is given due consideration.

The Single Central Record (SCR) is a document maintained by the school to demonstrate that staff have undergone appropriate recruitment and police checks. The SCR  is updated as and when new staff are recruited and when they leave their service at Our Lady’s. Governors, volunteers and regular visitors to the school are also recorded on the SCR.


Visitors to the school are required to sign in at the main reception area and are issued with a visitors badge and safeguarding information leaflet.  Visitors who do not have appropriate DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance will not have sole access to children.

All staff are aware that they may see the Designated Safeguarding Lead to discuss any concerns regarding Child Protection/Safeguarding even if the issue seems ‘low level’.  Where there is information causing sufficient concern, the matter is discussed between the  Head Teacher and the DSL to decide if other agencies such as Social Services should be informed of the matter.  Where appropriate, parents are informed if the school decides to make a referral to Social Care. In line with their procedures, Social Care may instruct the school that parents should not be informed in particular cases. The school follows Warwickshire Social Care advice with regards to referrals and information sharing.

Child Protection training is provided regularly for existing staff and forms part of the induction process for all newly appointed staff. The Designated safeguarding Lead attends briefings and forums organised by the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to receive up to date information about child protection and safeguarding.

All staff should make themselves familiar with the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education document which forms the basis of our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy




Key Contacts within the School


Designated Senior Person for Child Protection: 

Mrs M Gourlay – Head Teacher  

Contact number: 01789 762555


Deputy Designated Senior Person for Child Protection: 

Mrs Jo Thomas - Assistant Headteacher

Contact number: 01789 762555

Miss Charlotte Gillson

Contact Number: 01789762555


Named Governor representative for Safeguarding & Child Protection: 

Mrs A Delany 

Contact number: 07857558534


Named Academy Committee representative for Whistleblowing: 

The Chair of the Board of Directors

Our Lady of the Magnificat,

12 The Oaks, Clews Road,

Redditch, B98 7ST


Key Contacts within the Local Authority


Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), for allegations against staff: 

Adrian Over 

Contact number  01926 742525



Governors Chair: 

Mr Lloyd Roberts



Governors Vice-Chair: 

Mr David Woodhouse


The Local Safeguarding Children Board is able to provide advice and consultancy.

Contact Number: 01926 742525