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The guiding principle of our safeguarding policy is that all students are creations of God; they are loved, willed and bestowed with a dignity that it is our duty to uphold and protect.  Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff at St Augustine's and so all are trained to know how to identify abuse, how to manage disclosures made by students and how to report a safeguarding concern.  If you have a concern that any child is being harmed, is at risk of harm please contact our designated safeguarding lead – Mr McNally.

Key Personnel, 2022 - 2023

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr I McNally

01527 550400

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr D Gariff

01527 550400

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr G O'Connor

01527 550400

Nominated Safeguarding Governor:


Mr C Heath

Designated Teacher for Children in Care: Mr I McNally
Online Safety Contact: Mr I McNally
Safeguarding in Education Advisor: Ms Denise Hannibal
Local Authority Designated Officer: John Hancock/James Boreland
Family Front Door: 01905 822666 (core working hours)
Emergency Duty Team: 01905 768020
If you feel a child is in immediate risk: 999
For situations not requiring an immediate police response: 101


Contacting the school about your child:  please do so by email or phone and your query will be directed to the most relevant staff member.  Please indicate if it is an immediate safeguarding issue concerning any of the following:  sexual abuse, emotional abuse or self-harm and we will respond within 24 hours.  If the issue is not about safeguarding, we aim to  respond within 2 working days.

Contact Support Agencies

NSPCC:  0808 800 5000

National Domestic Abuse Helpline:  0808 2000 247

Victim Support:  0808 168 9111

Childline:  0800 1111

Respect Mens Advice Line:  0808 801 0327 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-8PM)

National Centre for Domestic Violence:  0207 186 8270

Samaritans:  116 123

Action on Elder Abuse:  0808 808 8141 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-8PM)

Cruse Bereavement: 0800 808 1677 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM)

Mind:  0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-6PM)

Winston's Wish:  08088 020 021 (Mon-Fri, 8AM-8PM)