Safeguarding Procedures

Safeguarding children and young people

Information for young people, parents and carers

This information will tell you how we try to keep all pupils safe. It also tells you where to get more information or help.

  • Children and young people have a right to be safe
  • You have a right to expect St Nicholas School to keep your child safe
  • We will work with Social Services and the police to keep children safe from harm
  • Bruce Douglas and Sue Barnes work on child protection matters affecting pupils at St Nicholas School
  • There is a Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Portfolio which explains how our school deals with child protection concerns, including concerns about how the staff behave towards pupils. You can ask for a copy of this.
  • Schools must follow:
    • The law
    • Local and national guidance
  • If Bruce Douglas is worried about the way a pupil is being cared for he must tell a social worker. They will let parents know when they do this.
  • The social worker has one day to decide what should happen next. They may:
    • Decide to not take further action
    • Decide to get more information
  • If the referral is about a member of staff  people from the school, Wiltshire Council, Social Care and the Police will decide what should happen next.
  • The school always telephones parents to let them know what is happening as soon as possible

For further details, please refer to the Child Protection Policy and the Safeguarding Portfolio.

If you have any queries regarding the above information, or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the designated Child Protection Person:


Mr Bruce Douglas

St Nicholas School

Malmesbury Road



SN15 1QF

Tel: 01249 650435






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