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:

If You Have a Safeguarding Concern

Digital safety during COVID-19 South Tyneside

Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr A McConway (Assistant Headteacher, Pastoral)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs C. Curry (Assistant Headteacher, Head of Sixth-Form)

Governor Link for Safeguarding: Mrs G. Kilgour