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St Mary’s CE Primary School operates a child-centred and coordinated approach to safeguarding: Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and/or development, ensuring that children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.


All St Mary’s staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children in which they can learn, and are well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour and failure to develop, because of their daily contact with children.


All school staff receive appropriate safeguarding children training (which is updated regularly), to ensure they are aware of their role in the early recognition of the indicators of abuse or neglect and of the appropriate procedures to follow. 

Keeping Our Children Safe

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If you have any concerns about the wellbeing of a child, contact the below:


Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Dicks (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Levett-Faid (Deputy Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Ratcliffe (Assistant Headteacher)


The above can all be contacted via the school office on 01908 582182


Police – telephone 101 (or 999 in an emergency)


Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01908 253169 or 01908 253170 or for out of hours on 01908 265545.


Alternatively visit the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Board on