St. Joseph’s recognises that the welfare of the child is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in its care. The protection of children is given the highest priority.

The school is committed to ensuring that students are aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable and how they can keep themselves safe. Work is carried out on this area during tutorial and PSHE classes.

Please see the Safeguarding and Child Protection policy under Policies.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation we are adhering to updated DfE guidance in relation to safeguarding; our priority to safeguard our students remains of the highest priority. If you have a concern about a student please follow this link for guidance as to how to respond:

STJ- COVID-19-If-you-have-a-concern-flow-diagram

Digital safety during COVID-19 South Tyneside

Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Hammill (Deputy Headteacher, Pastoral)

Mr Price (Deputy Headteacher, Pastoral)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Lewis-Dale (Acting Deputy Headteacher, Teaching and Learning)