St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy, Healds Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HY

01924 462053

St Josephs Catholic Primary Academy

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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About Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Leads in school

If you have any concerns regarding your safety or anyone else's safety, please talk to:

Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C Bulloch

Deputy Safeguarding Leads
Mrs H Walsh                                                                                                                                    Mrs S Proctor
Mrs S Bowler
Mrs L Marsden

 Useful Safeguarding leaflets

St Joseph's Safeguarding Information for parents leaflet

Parent Leaflet about stopping child exploitationParent Leaflet about County LinesIs my child ready to be left alone? NSPCC leafletIs my child ready to go out alone? NSPCC leaflet

Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Online Safety PolicyKeeping children safe in education 2022Safer Recruitment Policy

Pupil absences - school safeguarding procedures 

All absences must be reported to the school office by 8.50am each day.  If the office staff are not aware of a reason for your child's absence, you will be contacted by Schoolping/Classdojo/telephone to confirm the reason for absence.

If we are unable to communicate to a parent/carer and therefore have no reason for the absence, we will try to speak to other contacts we have on record.

If no contact has been made after 30 minutes, a Safe and Well visit to the pupil's home address may be carried out by a Designated Safeguarding Lead and colleague, to ensure your child is safe. 

This is a safeguarding requirement for all schools. 

Please help us to reduce the work involved in checking a pupil absence, by always leaving an absence message on the school number 01924 462053.  This message can be left at any time - for example, if your child is unwell in the night you can ring school and leave a message that the office can pick up in the morning.

Thank you for your assistance in this important matter.
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