St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

All adults working in our school have a duty of care towards the welfare of children and are responsible for:

  • Health and safety
  • First Aid
  • General well-being
  • Child Protection

The Senior Designated Professional for Safeguarding is: 

  • Mrs Dawn Hudson – SENDCo/ Year 2 Class Teacher

Deputy Designated Safegurding Lead is:

  • Miss Laura Atkinson – Head of School

Other Designated Safeguarding Professionals are: 

  • Mr Andrew Truby – Executive Headteacher
  • Mrs L Holden: School Business Manager
  • Mrs P Young & Mrs V McCurrach: Attendance & Administration

Any concerns that you have regarding the welfare of any child or adult working within St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School must be recorded and reported immediately in line with the school’s Safeguarding Policy.

If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding the Executive Head teacher, Mr A Truby or Head of School, Miss L Atkinson please contact Mr M McDonagh, Chair of Governors whose contact details are available from the main school office.

There is a new support helpline available in Rotherham for victims and survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation.  This new helpline is provided by the NSPCC on behalf of Rotherham Council.  It is a single point of contact for all victims, is confidential and available 24/7. 

The helpline telephone number is:  0800 7319 256

We would like to inform you of a project that is being introduced in South Yorkshire. It is called Operation Encompass, a partnership between South Yorkshire Police and Education, supported by each Local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide support for any child in school who may be affected by a domestic abuse incident where the police have attended. 

A key safeguarding member of staff in school will be informed when a domestic abuse incident has been recorded within the previous 24 hours or over the weekend. This will enable school to monitor children possibly affected and, where required, support if necessary. This will remain confidential; no information about specific incidents is shared with school.  The school will, however, be able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children who have been involved in, affected by, or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible for our children and young people and we believe Operation Encompass will enhance the safeguarding within school.  This will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Our key adult is Mrs Hudson.

If you would like further information about the Operation Encompass, please click on the link below:

 Domestic Abuse Support Agencies

Click on the link below to gain access to the Rotherham Power website.  This is aimed at educating children, young people and adults about how to keep themselves safe online and has a vast amount of information for all our families.

Click on the link below to gain access to the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Board. 

This is a statutory body, established in accordance with the Children Act 2004 and Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance 2018.

The site provides important safeguarding information for the public, children, young people, parents, carers, school staff and other professionals.

Other useful websites are: