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St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School

Learning in the light of Christ.

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At St Thomas' Safeguarding the children in our care is of paramount importance.  We

put the safeguarding and wellbeing of the children first and expect all visitors and volunteers to do the same.


The children are taught how to keep themselves safe, form positive relationships, and know who to speak to if they need help.


We work with our families and sometimes outside agencies to safeguard our pupils. Our staff have a duty of care to report any concerns, and always act in the best interests of the child.


For more information please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 


If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child,

then please contact one of our designated Safeguarding leads in confidence:


Mrs Claire Williams - Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Debra Whitehead - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (


All members of staff are subject to a full, enhanced, DBS check prior to employment and 'Safer Recruitment' procedures are followed.


Keeping Children Safe in Education

All Staff at our school receive training on an annual basis to confirm procedures in school.  This includes understanding and identifying possible areas of concern.  All staff  have read the Keeping Children Safe in Education (Information for Schools and Colleges) document.

This document explains;

  • What School and College Staff should know and do
  • Types of abuse and neglect
  • Specific Safeguarding Issues
  • Further Information on a Child Missing from Education
  • Further Information on Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Further Information on Female Genital Mutilation
  • Further Information on Preventing Radicalisation


The school takes the Safeguarding of children very seriously, Parents with any concerns about a child's welfare should bring these concerns to the schools attention. If you have any concerns please speak to the Class Teacher. 



St Thomas' Catholic Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults within our school community. We will carefully select, train and support all those with any responsibility within the School, in line with Safer Recruitment principles of the KSCB (Kent Safeguarding Children Board).


This means that we will:


  • Ensure that our recruitment and selection processes are inclusive, fair, consistent and transparent.
  • Take all reasonable steps to prevent those who might harm children who may be vulnerable, from taking up in our school, positions of respect, responsibility or authority where they are trusted by others.
  • Adhere to safer recruitment legislation, guidance and standards, responding positively to changing understandings of good safer recruitment practice.
  • Always seek advice from human resources personnel to achieve best possible practice.
  • Ensure training on safer recruitment practice guidance is maintained and relevant to current legislation and guidelines
  • Ensure our systems for monitoring adherence to safer recruitment practice are reviewed on a termly basis and documented as such, at an annual FGB.


Please follow the links below for more information about how we aim to protect the children who attend St Thomas' Primary School.




Our Mission and Values

'Learning in the Light of Christ'

Read Our Values And Ethos


Trust Information

St Thomas' Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Thomas’ Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.