Safeguarding Statement


Mater Ecclesiae Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.


The Trust aims to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child, and strive to make sure that every student in the Trust feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.


The Trust understands and is committed to the vital contribution that all directors, governors, staff, parents and students can make to safeguarding children. Every member of staff has a collective recognition of the importance of providing an environment that helps children feel safe and respected, and a culture that encourages children to talk openly, and have the confidence they will be listened to.


Safeguarding is the proactive stance, which aims to protect children from abuse or harm, and Child Protection is the reactive stance taken to support students whom the school suspects may be in need of protection.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy (please click the link below) or we can provide you with a hard copy if you prefer.


Link to our Trust Safeguarding Policy

Link to Keeping Children Safe in Education


The aim of the policy is to ensure that our schools have effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm, and that the safety and well-being of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of our school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to Safeguarding and Child Protection.
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern.
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding.
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse.
  • Fully support the school’s commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection.


Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.


If a child is in imminent danger, then please dial 999 for the Police.


Designated Director for Safeguarding:

Damien Callagher