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St. Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment.  Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone and concerns must always be reported. Our Designated Leads for Safeguarding and Child Protection are Shaun Dillon, the Head teacher and our Kerry Cottiss our Assistant Headteacher. Our Deputy Designated Leads are Ms Lisa Shepherd our year 6 teacher and SENDCo, Miss Laura Taylor our School Business Manager and Mrs Hannah Stephens our early Years Lead.

The School Governor responsible for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Mr Ian Pearson and his contact details are available from the the school office if you feel that you have concerns that cannot be dealt with by the designated staff at the school.

All staff receive regular training in Safeguarding and Child Protection and we work is close partnership with North Tyneside Council's safeguarding team, Clennell Education Solutions and we endeavour to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and Local Safeguarding Partners’ Procedures. If you have a concern about a child outside of school hours you can contact North Tyneside Front Door for advice, their number is 0345 2000 109 and you  can find more information on safeguarding in North Tyneside on the North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Partnership website.


You can download and read our Child Protection Statement and the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy below.

Work on keeping our children, staff and families safe is built in throughout our curriculum and highlighted daily. not just through theme days and weeks. We have a range of resources and policies which we use with children regularly and you can find copies of these below including our safeguarding and Child Protection Policy written for children and Keeping Safe and Happy at School guidance for all classes.

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