Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Katie Whitehead Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sarah Coates, Deputy Headteacher

Safeguarding Team Members: Miss Claire White and Mrs Gemma Anderson

Trust Safeguarding Partner: Mrs Elaine Dodsworth

MAT Director with Safeguarding responsibility: Yvonne Coates

Safeguarding Governor: Brian Humphrey


If you would like to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team please contact the school office on 01325 380819 or email at

If you think a child is at immediate risk of harm, you must call the Police urgently on 999.

You can ring the Darlington social care 01325 406252, or the Darlington Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub on 01325 406452.

Every human being has a value and dignity which we acknowledge as coming directly from God’s creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding is our priority at St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School. Safeguarding children – the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm – is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by Working Together to Safeguard Children, July 2018 as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health and or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.

The Trust fully recognises the responsibilities and the duty placed upon it to have arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at the School. St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School has adopted this safeguarding policy but their practice will built around the procedures and protocols within Darlington Local Authority.


Safeguarding Policy

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Useful Links

Parent Info Site


Think You Know Site

Internet Matters

NSPCC - Preventing Abuse, Keeping Children Safe

NetAware by National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

UK Safer Internet Centre

PSHE Association

Educate Against Hate

The use of social media for online radicalisation

Childnet for Parents

Think U Know - Parents