Safeguarding our children
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and at St Vincent's this is given the highest priority. 
If you have a concern about the safety or welfare of a child at St Vincent's, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team immediately on 01925 726544:
  • Mr Dominic Vernon

    Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Kathryn Long

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Annette Downie

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs Win Douglas

    Safeguarding Governor

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
Our Safeguarding Policies below set out how we do this in all areas of our school.
Operation Encompass
In conjunction with Cheshire Police, St Vincent's is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distresses, upset, worries and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
At St Vincent's our Key Adults for Operation Encompass are:
Mr Dominic Vernon
Mrs Kathryn Long
Our children are taught how to stay safe online as part of the Computing Curriculum, as well as wider learning. It is vitally important that we work in partnership with parents and carers, in order to provide children with a consistent message about staying safe online.
We have trained pupil E-Safety Officers who attend annual training by the Local Authority Safeguarding Team in collaboration with Cheshire Police. The local PCSO officers and Police Liaison Officers also work closely with us in order that the children are aware of how they can remain safe online.
Protecting Children from Extremism and Radicalisation
Our duty as a school, within the Government's PREVENT agenda is to:
Risk assess, and reduce or manage any risks to the children
Work in partnership
Train staff in order to identify children at risk from radicalisation or exposure to extremism
Ensure policies are current in relation to protecting children from extremism and radicalisation
Give children the skills to be resilient to extremism and radicalisation