Safeguarding and Child Protection
Safeguarding for parents
A guide for Parents if the school makes a referral
Child protection is everybody’s business. The safety and welfare of children, or child protection, means protecting each and every child from emotional, physical and sexual abuse or neglect. Please take time to read our Safeguarding Policy.
If you have any concerns about a child please do not ignore these concerns. You can contact any professional involved with a child to discuss your concerns or you can talk to a duty officer at MK Safeguarding Children’s Board (MKSCB) on 01908 253169 or 01908 253170.
Please understand that if a child tells an adult information that indicates that they might be at risk of being harmed then the school must share that information with the duty officer at MKSCB. We are in no way making a judgement and would attempt to make every effort to contact you in the first instance.
As a Catholic School we believe every child is unique and made in God’s image. We all know that bullying goes on in every school but it’s the way it’s dealt with which makes the difference between life being tolerable or a misery. Bullying is hurtful and we will not tolerate it and we do everything we can to stop it. St Mary Magdalene has an anti-bullying policy which can be found in our school Behaviour Policy.
Solving your problem
The school policy offers lots of advice. We are a “telling school”. This means you should always tell if you are being bullied. Tell a friend, tell a teacher and tell your parents. It won’t stop unless you do. It can be hard to do this so if you don’t feel you can do it in person it might be easier to write a note to your parents explaining how you feel, or perhaps confide in someone outside the immediate family, like a grandparent, aunt, uncle or cousin and ask them to help you tell your parents what’s going on.