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Safeguarding and Prevent

 

We have worked exceptionally hard to develop robust safeguarding procedures at St Antony's. The welfare of our children is our first priority...always. 

 

'...support is frequently extended to parents and family members. The school provides nurture groups and Family Wise support for pupils and their families...Safeguarding has a high priority within the school and all staff are extremely well trained in safeguarding and child protection and this is updated on an annual basis. Positive relationships are evident throughout the whole school community.'                                                                         

 

St Antony's was graded 'Outstanding' for Pupil Welfare

(Salford Diocese Inspection Report: February 2017)

 

'The school's work to promote pupils' welfare and personal development is outstanding.'

(Ofsted April 2019)

 

 

At St Antony’s RC Primary School our first priority is the welfare and safety of our children. We are committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children at all times.  Please click the link below so that you are aware of how to raise any concerns that you may have about a child.

Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with their parents/carers first - unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to their welfare.

Prevent Strategy

As part of St Antony's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

 

What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists, supporting terrorism, fundamentalism or extremist behaviours. It:-

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health).

 

 

Marilyn Hawes has gone the mile & beyond in her passion for preventing grooming in child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation, due to her personal experiences. She has felt the pain and damage caused by abuse and is determined in her mission to prevent abuse from happening. 

 

 Marilyn has funded a lot of the organisation out of her own pocket, saying her passion for this cause far out weighs the sacrifices - knowing the chance of any child being saved from abuse. 

Marilyn received the award for 'Most Inspirational' from Inspiration Awards for Women in September 2017

 

Friend of St Antony's, Ms Marilyn Hawes, has worked closely with us to develop our policy and practice in school since 2016. This has included the delivery of workshops for parents and children about grooming behaviours; whether it be online or face-to-face. 

 

In June 2021 she delivered workshops for Years 5 and 6 to avoid exploitation by criminal gangs and also to discuss what life may be like in prison.

 

In September 2021, Marilyn delivered the hard hitting training 'Be the Child' which updated staff on grooming behaviours, how trauma can affect a child, peer on peer abuse, abuse signs to look out for and strategies to support children. 

 

We welcome her back to school in summer 2022 to explore healthy relationships and exploitation with our Year 5 and 6 pupils before they go up to high school.

 

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